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Australia’s fires ‘may be biggest wildlife disaster since ice age’

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Researcher says New Zealand must also expand its resources for natural disaster management

The bushfires raging in Australia are one of the world’s biggest wildlife welfare disasters, with thousands of animals requiring rescue, evacuation and treatment, a New Zealand researcher has said.

Steve Glassey, a former lecturer in disaster management, is part of a team of volunteers from Animal Evac NZ that has flown to Australia to help with animal rescue operations.

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