Australian Wildfires: half-billion animals feared dead, australias fires 8000 Koalas…
“‘We’re helpless’: thousands of koalas probably dead after wildfires.”
paul hoskin: vor 4 Tagen: At this rate they will become an endangered species.
Zachariah Willburn: vor 3 Tagen: the fact this isnt front page news and on every major new source, shows we are failing as a species in the care taking position.
Conspiracy Revelation: 1.1.2020: They…not we…They…
Bang Bang: vor 3 Tagen: Evil colonial scumbags, they only worry about the economy and oil prices.
Andrew Edward Bailey: vor 3 Tagen: Yes and no. There is a badness amongst us, and it is up to us to sort it. That is one of the reasons they portray activists of any kind as undesirables.
Lmao: vor 3 Tagen: front page news: another species is going extinct! are you surprised? we sure as hell aren’t! I see no news here
Nathan Yo: vor 3 Tagen: Also humans are not responsible for all natural interactions.
Adventure Peaks: vor 3 Tagen: I’m sorry to break it to you but the media only focuses on what people click on, not what is important. It has nothing to do with humans as a race.
Maria Isabell Rodriguez: vor 4 Tagen: Poor Koalas.
Ross City of Liverpool: vor 3 Tagen: The poor animals is heartbreaking.
me heretoday: vor 2 Tagen: you would think people would care wouldnt you but city people in Australia do not… they are still going ahead with New Years Eve fire works in the middle of heat waves, catastrophic fire conditions and with fire fighters still fighting the fires… now no matter what the cause it is the disrespect for those fighting the fires, those who have lost everything and those who have died… the cities dont care, it is disgusting and if they dont care about the people what makes the world think they care about the animals…
YoshiPeach Mario: vor 3 Tagen: RIP my koala friends.
HODL crypto: vor 4 Tagen (bearbeitet): 🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨😪Oh no!
Cowicide: vor 2 Tagen: Our planet is on fire. …
Ronald Krikorian: vor 2 Tagen: In 1 yr 90 % of the koalas will perish.
Plain bread: vor 3 Tagen: Maybe the koala could go to Hawaii?
Michael Piazza: vor 3 Tagen: Seriously, consideration should be given to diversifying their habitat so they aren’t taken out completely in one of these catastrophes. There are eucalyptus trees in other parts of the world.
Grymbaldknight: vor 3 Tagen (bearbeitet): Remember that wildfires are a natural occurrence, and have happened throughout all of history and prehistory. It’s sad to lose so many koalas, but it’s a perfectly natural thing to happen. The koala population will bounce back, especially with help. They’ve dealt with this before.
TheHawki235: vor 3 Tagen: These wildfires are much worse than we normally see though, that’s the problem. Koalas won’t bounce back if it’s this bad every year.
Arbiter Lite: vor 3 Tagen: @TheHawki235 dont believe the hype kid.
Captain Cook: vor 4 Tagen: Koalas dead because of local greens councils policy of little to no fuel reductions, also because the greens recruited literally hundreds of arsonists to start the frigging fires.
Jeff Smith: vor 4 Tagen: Yep and they did the same thing In the USA…burned people alive for a political statement! Collateral Damage!
“ANIMALS | ENVIRONMENT | NEWS | DEC 28, 2019 AT 11:34 PM.
Nearly Half a Billion Animals Feared Dead From Australia’s Fires, Including 8,000 Koalas
Ecologists from the University of Sydney estimate that 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have been killed.
Nearly half a billion animals are feared to have died as historic bushfires continue to devastate vast regions of Australia, including almost a third of koalas in their main habitat in New South Wales (NSW).
According to one report from the the Sunday Times, ecologists from the University of Sydney estimate that roughly 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have been killed either directly or indirectly by the horrific inferno that has been sweeping across the country since September.
The number includes about 8,000 koalas that were burnt to death along the mid-north coast of the state, which lies 240 miles north of Sydney.
On Friday, federal environment minister Sussan Ley told ABC radio that up to 30 percent of the koalas in the region had been killed, a number equivalent with the amount of their habitat that had been consumed by the fires. So far, about 12.35 million acres (five million hectares) has burned throughout the crisis. The official noted that she’s been hard at work trying to establish corridors and plans to release hospitalized animals. She added: “We’ll know more when the fires are calmed down and a proper assessment can be made.”
While numerous scientists have sought to debunk earlier suggestions that koalas have been rendered “functionally extinct” as sensationalistic and exaggerated, the species is still faced with a grave threat by the unprecedented fires stoked by strong winds and a brutal heatwave.
Earlier in December, ecologist Mark Graham of the Nature Conservation Council told a state parliamentary inquiry that koalas typically “really have no capacity to move fast enough to get away” from the massive and fast-moving crown fires that spread across treetops. He added:
“The fires have burned so hot and so fast that there has been significant mortality of animals in the trees, but there is such a big area now that is still on fire and still burning that we will probably never find the bodies.”
We’ve lost such a massive swathe of known koala habitat that I think we can say without any doubt there will be ongoing declines in koala populations from this point forward.”
Over 100 fires are currently raging across Australia, with volunteer firefighters joining efforts to minimize damage and rescue the beloved koalas. On December 19, two volunteer firefighters were killed as they battled the blazes in NSW. Nine people have died in total, with one person missing and 800 homes destroyed.
Ley said: “I get mail from all around the world from people absolutely moved and amazed by, number one, our wildlife volunteer response, and also by the habits of these curious creatures.”
Regions devastated by the fires include the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and portions of the Gondwana rainforests, the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world which has existed since the time of dinosaurs.
Meanwhile, the dedicated staff at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital spent Christmas Day tending 72 wounded and badly burnt koalas.
Since September, a GoFundMe page for the hospital has received over $1.4 million USD ($2.175 million AUD)—an all-time record in terms of funds raised for an Australian entity, according to Newshub.
On the political front, the Australian government headed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has faced withering criticism for taking his pre-Christmas vacation in Hawaii while the country confronts this massive emergency, resulting in the trending hashtag #WhereTheBloodyHellAreYou.
The country is heavily reliant on coal power and the government has been accused of avoiding taking action on climate change, obstructing global summits on climate change, and even skirting its obligations under the 2015 Paris accord.
Along with the fires, arid conditions due to a prolonged drought have wrought heavy damage on the livelihoods of farmers and local economies.”
“Rescued Kangaroo Can’t Stop Hugging The Volunteers Who Saved Her Life
December 2, 2019 | Animals, Video |
It is unfortunate that we humans often forget about the importance of gratitude. It is a thankful appreciation for what we receive, a way to acknowledge the goodness in our lives.”