Nearly 120°F heat and drought in December led to fires that are visible even from space — 8 million hectares of land have been burned, and the flames reach 230 feet in height.
According to environmentalists, more than one billion mammals, birds, and reptiles have already died in the fires.
The population of koalas is at stake.
The residents of New South Wales and Victoria, who’ve been affected by the bushfires the most, have to wear respirators
Friends are comforting a farmer who had to shoot 20 of his cows after they got seriously injured due to the fires.
My uncle at the end of a 13-hour shift volunteering with New South Wales firefighters
Captain Mark Ayliffe, exhausted from fighting with bushfires. He leads a fire brigade in the village of Cobargo that was heavily damaged by the fires
Firefighters fell asleep right in the car after a hard shift.
Patrick Boyle searches for animals injured in bushfires and helps them. This is one of the 7 koalas that were saved by him
2 guys go around to places that are on fire and collect injured animals to deliver them to hospitals.
The family of the famous Australian naturalist, Steve Irwin, who died in 2006, is continuing his work. Their veterinary hospital has already helped 90,000 animals
Lieutenant Dave Butler, who is fighting the fires in Victoria, with the baby roo he saved
This is Bear. He’s a koala detection dog who’s been helping to save animals from the Australian bushfires
The residents of the coastal city Mallacoota had to leave their homes and save themselves from fires on the beach. Thanks to this team of firefighters the fires in Mallacoota have been put out
You can also join them and help both people and animals.