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Australia | NPs face long road to recovery after this season's massive bushfires

During the devastating bushfire season that has ravaged Australia in recent months, fires burned about 60 percent of Kangaroo Island, located off the nation’s southern coast, an area rich in wildlife, including endangered birds, insects, and mammals. Conditions in the island’s Flinders Chase National Park were considered so dangerous that wildlife officials from Humane Society International - Australia could not enter to assess the damage and offer assistance, forcing them to stick to the park’s outskirts to look for wildlife survivors.

“We saw wallabies and kangaroos with burnt and infected feet, many needing euthanasia,” says Nicola Beynon, HSI-Australia’s head of campaigns. “The landscape is devastated as far as the eye can see.”

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