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Aerial biodiversity survey reveals patches of hope after bushfires

Parks Victoria says they are only now beginning to understand the environmental impacts of the 2019/20 bushfires in Eastern Victoria.

A video has been released (above) that shows the first aerial biodiversity survey of the region following the fires. In between large areas of devastation, patches of green can be seen.

In the video, Dr Mark Norman, Chief Conservation Scientist, describes what he saw during Victoria’s first aerial biodiversity survey after the fires. Also, James Todd, Executive Director, Biodiversity, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) explains how the Victorian Government is forming an action plan for biodiversity recovery.

Parks Victoria says it will continue to work with DELWP, CFA and many others to continue to gather data, and further understand the fire impact on biodiversity in Eastern Victoria's parks.

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"We are only now beginning to understand the environmental impacts of these fires," says Parks Victoria.

"Recovery is not a simple process and some things will never be the same as they were before these events.

"Working with DELWP and many other organisations and experts, we will continue to gather data to understand the fire impact on biodiversity in our parks, which is expected to be large-scale and long-term."

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