Rising incidence of forest fires endangers 6,000 species worldwide

Melbourne, November 30, 2020, Monday

The incidence of forest fires due to gross neglect and human greed is increasing around the world. The increasing number of forest fires threaten the survival of more than 200 species, according to a study by the University of Melbourne. According to researcher Dr Luke Kelly, this includes 17% of dragonflies and 15% of tree species. Forest fires are on the rise in Southeast Asia, South America, from rainforests to the arctic to the Trudeau region, which has never been seen before. The forest area, already prone to fires, is in critical condition, especially in Australia, southern Europe and western Americas. The increasing incidence of fires here has prompted black care.

In Australia, between August 2016 and March 2020, a fire on the east coast destroyed an area of ​​12 million hectares. However, there are exceptions in the fragmented nature of forests where fires are not only necessary but also part of the natural cycle. The risk of animal encroachment increases if fires do not break out in the African savannas. Wild animals living in open areas can force herbivorous animals to migrate. Vegetarian animals eat grass and reduce its risk of burns

In addition, even if there is a fire, the bushes do not burn much. According to a Forest Survey of India report last year, the fires are expected to expand to 121 km2 (21.50%) of India’s 218 km2. The forests of Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh are the most vulnerable.

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