Bushfires could trigger 14 per cent rise in threatened native species

21 Jul 2020
Cleared land
Salvage logging after the bushfires (Credit: David Lindenmayer)

The damage caused by the catastrophic 2019-2020 Australian bushfires could lead to a dramatic jump in the number of native species at risk, according to University of Queensland-led research.

21 threatened species – including the Kangaroo island dunnart and Long-footed potoroo – are among 70 animals which have had much of their habitat affected by the blazes.

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