Bushfires in Australia impact extensive areas and cause property damage in Australia since 1851. Major firestorms that result in severe loss of life are often named based on the day on which they occur, such as Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday.
Bushfires have always been a part of Australia’s ecology and environment. Some of the country’s native flora have evolved to rely on bushfires for reproduction, and fire events have been an interwoven part of the ecology of the continent for thousands of years.
It was just recently when people all over the world were shocked to know about the bushfire in Australia and because of that, there had been a lot of animals who are greatly affected. Organizations all over the world help out with the said calamity to save the animal species who are still alive but lacking food because of the bushfire.
There has been a lot of aircraft being used to drop thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potato to hungry wildlife stranded amid the Australian bushfire crisis. ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’ is a service commissioned by the New South Wales government, it aims to feed the state’s colonies of brush-tailed rock wallabies and help their species to survive.
It was already a week ago when the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service started their mission undertaking the food drops in the Capertree and Wolgan valleys, Yengo National Park, the Kangeroo Valley, and around Jenolan, Oxley Wild Rivers and Currancubundi national parks. They have already dropped more than 2,200kg of fresh vegetables for the animals.
Matt Kean who is the environment minister for New South Wales has said that the animals may have successfully managed to escape from the fires but they are now outside of their natural habitat and left without food. As of now, they will be keeping an eye on the progress of the animals as part of the post-bushfire recovery process.