Wednesday, January 26, 2022

At least 2000 koalas killed by forest fires


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The heavy forest fires that have been ravaging Australia since October have killed at least two thousand koala bears so far. Scientists have reported this to the Australian government.

Because the forests are still burning in many places, the researchers fear that many more animals will not survive. The wildfires in Australia broke out two months earlier this year than on average in recent years.

According to the head of a koala rescue and treatment center in the state of New South Wales, the current fires are the deadliest for the animals to date. “It’s terrible. And then the summer has yet to begin, “says the director.

According to an estimate by the Australian Koala Foundation AKF, between 43,000 and 100,000 koalas still live in the wild.

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Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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