Fenner in the News - NSW Bushfires wrought havoc on Tallaganda National Park, but the real challenge for wildlife starts now

24 December 2019

As an uncontrollable wildfire took hold in Tallaganda National Park last month, it was soon apparent to ecologists that this was an unprecedented natural disaster. Associate Professor Philip Gibbons says the we gullies in the forest are home to ancient creatures whose habitat is becoming increasingly hard to find in Australia.

"The issue is a lot of species can survive wildfire because they can retreat to unburnt refugia in the landscape, and the worry is that after a long period of dry that the moist gullies in Tallaganda have dried sufficiently that now they can be burnt in the wildfire," Professor Gibbons said.

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