Australia to assign USD 50 mln to restore wildlife

Source : 112 Ukraine

Half of the sum is supposed to cover the needs in terms of restoration of the animal population
10:13, 13 January 2020

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The government of Australia plans to allocate 50 million U.S. dollars to restore the wildlife that suffered enormous damage during brutal fires. Sussan Ley, the Minister for Environment Protection, posted that on Twitter and Instagram

"Today I have announced $50 million for an Emergency Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Package to support immediate work to protect wildlife and work with scientists, ecologists, communities and land managers to plan the longer-term protection and restoration effort", she wrote.

Related: Girl with koala: Fake photos of fires in Australia gain popularity in social networks

According to the Australian official, half of the money is supposed to cover the needs in terms of restoration of the animal population.

The enormous forest fires continue ravaging the continent, and those in the new South Wales cause the utmost concern; the flames destroyed over 1,200 houses and burned millions of hectares of land. According to the Huffington Post, local environment activists assume that the overall number of deceased animals may exceed one billion species.

Related: Number of fatalities resulting from fires in Australia increased to 27 people


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