113 animal species require "urgent help" following Australian fires 4 months ago

113 animal species require "urgent help" following Australian fires

However, the Australian government has said that there appeared to be no extinctions following the fires.

Australia has identified 113 animal species that will need "urgent help" after their numbers and habitats were devastated by the recent bushfires.

The provisional list of animals that will need urgent help includes 13 birds, 19 mammals, 20 reptiles, 17 frogs, 5 invertebrate, 22 crayfish and 17 fish species.

A report released by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment said that most of these animals have potentially had at least 30% of their range burnt, and many have had "substantially more".

The report found some highly threatened species faced "imminent risk of extinction" because almost all of their habitat had been destroyed, although there appears to be no extinctions following the fires.

The findings of the report were based on the extent to which a species has potentially been burnt, how imperilled they were before the fires, and the physical, behavioural and ecological traits which influence their vulnerability to fire.

As recently as last week, authorities issued an emergency warning for an uncontrolled bushfire in Bullsbrook, northeast of Perth, and a "watch and act" alert for a bush blaze near St Mary's on Tasmania's east coast.