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Australia's bush fires threaten entire species, ecosystems; Over a billion animals killed, raising questions on how natural environment can fully recover

Jan 16, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Australia's bush fires have taken a devastating toll on wildlife and killed more than a billion animals, raising questions about how - or whether - the nation's natural environment can fully recover.

As fires continue to burn across the continent, experts have warned that the unprecedented scale of the disaster means some species may have become extinct and that vast swathes of bushland could be transformed into entirely new ecosystems if such events keep happening.

A wildlife and ...