Australian fires have incinerated the habitats of up to 100 threatened species

Scientists warn of an ecological catastrophe as crucial habitats of rare plants and animals burn

Rescuer with koala

Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk carries a singed koala from the smoldering remnants of gum forests on Kangaroo Island on January 7.

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