Skinks are among the species impacted by Australia’s wildfires
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One of the first wildlife surveys conducted following Australia’s worst wildfires on record has found almost no small, ground-dwelling animals in burnt areas.
At the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, fires tore along Australia’s drought-stricken east coast and burned more than 5 million hectares of forest in the state of New South Wales alone.
In February and March, Frank Lemckert at environmental consulting firm Eco Logical Australia led a survey funded by WWF Australia of seven sites within the fire-ravaged areas of Gibraltar …