Australia is recovering after the fires

Posted by Anita Froneman on 2 April 2020

For months on end, Australia was ravaged by devastating bush fires that spared nothing and no one. The fires on the coast of New South Wales claimed 34 human lives and countless animal lives. Millions of hectares of vegetation and thousands of homes were destroyed.

The fires started in September 2019 and only in January of 2020 was the biggest fire finally contained. In February the last of it finally came to an end after the country received heavy rains and only recently, rescued animals were able to be released back into the wild.

Read: Australia’s koalas are finally released back into the wild

All is not lost, though. As it does, nature is slowly but surely starting to recover and reclaim what was lost. Photographers took to social media to share encouraging pictures of trees sprouting new green leaves and patches of green resurfacing through soot and ash.

 

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Australia 🇦🇺 is GROWING BACK!!🙏🏼❤️ . We are on the move again🚙 🏃🏻‍♂️ and we drove through some of the National Parks 🏞 here in the SE Coast. This area was very badly effected during the fires 🔥😢 and we were AMAZED to see how FAST ITS GROWING BACK! 🌳❤️.(Though, on average it takes 4-5 YEARS to fully grow back) But this STRONG and RESILIENT country with its STUNNING population will get through these DEVASTATING times by coming together as communities and even CHANGING THE LAW so #backpackersaustralia 🎒 can contribute to their 88 days now by working with @blazeaid and other amazing families/ organisations to help effected people rebuild and restart their lives after so much was tragically lost.. . . Find a local #blazeaid near you and help rebuild the country that gave YOU a chance to experience some of the most beautiful sights and scenery you have ever seen. . . #vanlifeaustralia WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE if the #firies and communities didn’t save the land from the devastation. . So please, be thankful for EVERYONE 🗺 🇦🇺 who came together to help make this place STUNNING again. . . #australiafires #australianfiries #australianforest #australiaregrowth #newgrowth #australiansw #nswfires #nswfireandrescue #nswfires2019 #nswfire #travelcouple #travelcouples #travelbloggersofinstagram #workingholidayaustralia #workingholidayaustralia2020 #travelduo #travelduos #travelphotography #backpackersintheworld #backpackersoftheworld #vanlifeaus #vanlifensw #couplestravel #earthcouples #globecouples #roamtheplanet

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Also read: Australian shipwreck turns into ‘floating forest’

 

Image: Cyn Bodycote

 

 

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