Fires Burn Ancient Gondwana Forests For The First Time In History
Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland are home to an expansive nature reserve known as the “Gondwana Rainforests”. Areas of dense, heritage listed forest that have been largely unchanged for millions of years… Until recently. Over the summer, bushfires raged through some of these ancient forests for the first time in history, reducing rare vegetation and fragile ecosystems to ash. But what caused this unprecedented destruction? And can these forests recover? The Thursday Daily’s Willy Russo spoke with ecologist Mark Graham to find our more.