Australiens Buschfeuer bringen 113 Arten an den Rand der Ausrottung
February 12, 2020 -
Australien hat 113 Tierarten identifiziert, die dringend Hilfe benötigen, da ihre Populationen und Lebensräume durch die Buschfeuer zerstört wurden.
Nineteen mammals, 13 birds, 20 reptiles, 17 frogs, five invertebrates, 22 crayfish and 17 fish species have been identified as the animals most in need of assistance in coming weeks and months.
But almost all species on the list had lost at least 30% of their habitat due to the large blazes in the south and east over Australia's summer.
The list, drawn up by the government's Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel, includes species such as the Kangaroo Island dunnart and Pugh’s frog, both of which are “at imminent risk of extinction”.
Last month, Australia pledged A$50m ($33m) to wildlife and habitat recovery. Money will be spent on animal treatment, food drops and pest animal control programmes.