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Expert Panel Says 113 Species Need Urgent Attention After Australia's Bushfires



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The Kangaroo Island dunnart, the northern corroboree frog and the Blue Mountains water skink are among 113 species that need urgent attention after the bushfire crisis, according to a government analysis.
Nineteen mammals, 13 birds, 20 reptiles, 17 frogs, five invertebrates, 22 crayfish and 17 fish species have been identified as the animals most in need of assistance in coming weeks and months.
The list comes after the environment minister, Sussan Ley, convened an expert panel to analyse which species required short-term assistance and long-term recovery work in the coming weeks and months.
The list is based on consideration of how imperilled a species was before the fire crisis, how much of its distribution area has burnt, and what its likely response to fire would be.
All of the animals on the list have had at least 30% of their range burnt and in some cases the figure is much higher.
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