The Australian government reported that 113 animal species, which have lost more than 30 percent of food areas in forest fires that have been going on for about 6 months, need urgent help.
In the Report on Wildlife and Threatened Species from Forest Fires prepared by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, it published a temporary list of animals that need urgent assistance.
According to the report, besides koalas and kangaroos, birds, fish, and frog species are among the most in need of animals.
In the report, which emphasized that fires did not completely destroy any species, it was stated that almost 113 of the creatures on the list were in need of assistance because almost all of their food areas lost more than 30 percent.
The temporary list in the report prepared by environmental experts includes 13 birds, 19 mammals, 20 reptiles, 17 frogs, 5 invertebrates, 22 freshwater lobsters and 17 fish species.
On the other hand, experts who stated that some threatened species that have lost almost all of their habitats are at risk of extinction said animals such as Pugh’s frog, Blue Mountains water lizard and Kangaroo Island marsupial mouse.
Stating that the report is limited due to the prevalence in some regions and that more detailed information will be included in the next update, Environment Minister Sussan Ley said, “Although there are some scenes showing that the threatened animals are in good condition in the areas affected by the fire, there are many areas to make more detailed, on-site evaluations. it is still not safe to enter. ”
The Australian Wildlife Fund (WWF) has estimated that 1.25 billion animals may have died directly or indirectly in the country’s months of fires.
After starting in September 2019 in New South Wales state, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia provinces lost 33 people due to fires that were effective in forests and meadows and occasionally spilled to settlements, with a total area of about 11 million hectares, most of them in New South Wales. and more than 3 thousand houses had been ashed.