The Australian bushfires that occurred in 2019 and 2020, left a trail of destruction that obliterated iconic ecosystems; pushing already-threatened species further to the brink. The fires were so huge, that they created their ecosystem, producing thunderclouds and fire tornadoes. Burning approximately 37,500 square miles, the flames devastated Australia for over five months, affecting both humans and wildlife. The aftermath of the fires also resulted in floods and landslides, which further destroyed flora and fauna. Today, efforts to rebuild and rehabilitate are ongoing, including establishing sanctuaries for endangered species in their habitats.
Today: December 1, 2023