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28 Jul 2020

Three billion animals killed or displaced during Australian wildfires, says study

Reporter

Last year’s bushfires in Australia were a catastrophe for the people who lost their homes and livelihoods.

But the scale of the devastation in the animal world is only now becoming clear.

A new study by the conservation charity WWF has found that nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced. That’s three times worse than original estimates.