New Canaan wildlife expert holds out hope for animals impacted by Australian wildfires

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A New Canaan wildlife conservationist says there is still hope for the animals impacted by the Australian wildfires.

People aren't the only ones losing their homes and lives to the devastating wildfires in Australia. Some of the most devastating images on social media
show animals burning and dying on the very soil they call home.

"All of their habitat is being wiped out. In these areas that are burning, they no longer have a place to live, and also it's so fast that the wildlife is in very physical danger right now," Nature Initiative Director Mark Fowler says.

Koalas, kangaroos, and other mammals are fleeing under burnt orange skies with the hopes that someone will help them.

Fowler says there's hope in the wake of this disaster though.

"We had huge fires in Yellowstone in the late 80s. Now, 20 and 30 years later, that is a thriving ecosystem again," Fowler says.

Flower says environmental organizations need to begin their commitment to planting 1 billion trees by the year 2050.

He says once the burnt habitat is restored, that the animals will once again flourish.

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