Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames
Scientists fear that some of Australia’s unique and colorful endangered species may not recover.
Now they are looking for surviving representatives of rare species including the kangaroo-like brush-tailed rock wallabies and helping threatened creatures get enough food and water in recently scorched forests.
Koalas are not now in imminent danger of extinction, but scientists worry that the iconic marsupial’s habitat has been greatly reduced by wildfires. Scientists say climate change is making massive wildfires more common.