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Cultural burns helping to save threatened koalas


April 17, 2022

Back in early 2020, in the space of a few terrifying hours, bushfires tore through hundreds of hectares of bushland and paddocks to the west of Biamanga. They destroyed hundreds of homes, took many lives, including animals estimated in the billions. Fire flattened buildings on the main streets of Cobargo and Quaama, then climbed toward the ridge line of Biamanga mountain. The 2019–2020 bushfire season saw koalas declared endangered across most of eastern Australia. But another legacy of that Black Summer has been a surge in support for a different kind of fire: cultural burning.

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