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Ecologists from the University of Sydney estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been killed since September, news.com.au reported. Mark Graham, an ecologist with the Nature Conservation Council, told parliament that the actual animal death toll is likely much higher .
Millions of animals are dead and hundreds of thousands more will perish over coming days as a result of killer bushfires terrorising southeast Australia. Native wildlife and agricultural livestock are among the fatalities, with already-endangered species at greater risk of extinction.
The University of Sydney academics who said 480 million animals had been killed in the have explained how they made their sobering findings.
The authors of yesterday's confronting revelations said they used World Wild Fund estimates for mammal density in NSW, and calculated how it would extrapolate to bushfire-destroyed areas.
"The authors deliberately employed highly conservative estimates in making their calculations," the university said in a statement.
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"The true mortality is likely to be substantially higher than those estimated."
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A staggering 500 million animals are believed to have died in bushfires since September, sparking Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles That figure is likely to soar following the devastating fires which have ripped through Victoria and the NSW
Those devastated to learn of the likely deaths of thousands of koalas in Australia's wildfires should take a deep Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate some 480 million animals Environment Minister Sussan Ley says the true toll on animals won't be known until "the fires have
The 480 million animals estimated to be killed would have died from either the fires themselves, or the depletion of food and shelter and predation from feral cats and foxes.
That figure does not include insects, bats or frogs, and only includes animals killed in NSW.
The death toll for animals killed in bushfires in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania is not known.
Thirty-four mammal species in Australia have become extinct since European colonisation, the highest rate of loss for any region on Earth.
Queensland's 2019 road toll lowest in 50 years
One driver had been watching Netflix behind the wheel and another nearly hit a police motorcyclist while speeding to overtake on the wrong side of the road. Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said there had been significant improvements during the past five years, which led to a new road toll low in 2019."You see a good reduction in our trend over the last five years and I think that’s as a result of the better decisions being made by road users," he said.
The real death toll might be even higher , the author warns. “Indeed, we may never know the total direct death toll in these wars. For example, tens of thousands of civilians may have died in retaking Mosul and other cities from ISIS but their bodies have likely not been recovered,” Crawford says.
"We will likely have lost more chickens than anything else," Jimmy Dixon, a state representative and former turkey farmer, said after touring eastern parts of the state by helicopter Tuesday. The death toll might've been worse had many farmers not moved animals out of at-risk areas before Florence hit.
There are more than 300 native mammal species on the continent.
The dire assessment comes as the NSW South Coast and eastern Victoria face a horror day tomorrow.
The weather forecast has led authorities to conclude the still-burning blazes will take greater strength and destroy much more bushland tomorrow.
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'Many, many billions' of animals feared to have died in bushfires .
Extinctions are feared for at least one species, as scientists continue to raise their estimates for the animal death toll from bushfires that have swept across Australia.At least one species is feared extinct as scientists continue to raise their estimates for the animal death toll. Hundreds of billions of insects are also feared dead.