Australian Wildfires

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Australian Wildfires

Kayla Soto-Acosta, Staff Writer

On 11th of November, 2019, parts of Australia burnt down into flames. This fire, alone burnt over 49,000 acres of land over a period of several days. 6 houses were destroyed. This was the start of the famous Australians wildfires.

Since then, fires have been blazing all over Australia. Over 12.35 acres of land, ongoing, have been destroyed in the fires. Estimating about 1 billion animals have died over the course of at least 3 months! The intense about of smoke and chemicals going into the air can effect future climate changes. At least 27 people died.

Hundreds of animals are dying at a time. Estimated about 100 species lives are threatened. Habitats of rare plants and animals are burning. Kangaroo islands, glossy was one of Australians successful stories. A recovery program that started in 1995 helped increase the population from 150 to 400. Now it’s a whole different story. The wildfires took down 50% of kangaroo island.

Organizations around the world are creating fundraisers to help the endangered animals. A 6 year old is creating clay koalas to raise money. He’s raised over 20k! Even YOU can help save the animals, plants, and people! There are many ways that you can donate money to such as the Australian Red Cross, GIVIT, Salvation Army Australia, St. Vincent de Paul Society, etc. You can donate to help save wildlife.

Jan 15th: Scientists are realizing that the smoke from the wildfires are circling around he globe. That’s how you know that this is a big deal. Thunderstorms and heavy amounts of rain had been going around.

Jan 16th: There has been huge amounts of rain in Australia right now. This could possibly help the fires and drought. Although, this may lead to other damages. Prehistoric trees that are located in Wollemi National Park in Australia, have been successfully  saved. Firefighters had gone on a secret mission to save these extremely rare trees. About 24 people died from the fires. Bushfires are burning across all of Australia. People say that he fires have wasted about 3.5 billion dollars!

Just a reminder that even you and your families could donate. You can help