‘Species re­cov­ery strate­gies’ after fires

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

AUS­TRALIAN ex­perts at a three-day bush­fire work­shop have es­tab­lished re­cov­ery strate­gies for wildlife on Kan­ga­roo Is­land.

Al­most a third of Kan­ga­roo Is­land, in the state of South Aus­tralia, was burned by bush­fire that raged be­tween De­cem­ber and Fe­bru­ary, dev­as­tat­ing wildlife and in­fra­struc­ture and killing two peo­ple.

Aus­tralia’s Threat­ened Species Com­mis­sioner Sally Box iden­ti­fied the Kan­ga­roo Is­land dun­nart, a small mar­su­pial, as the species most in need of as­sis­tance. The work­shop pro­duced strate­gies for the re­cov­ery of four species.

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