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Australia bushfires raze ancient World Heritage-listed forests

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LOST FOREVER? World Heritage-listed forests that trace their origins back to the supercontinent Gondwana have been burnt by Australian bushfires raging for more than two weeks, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever. Photo by Warren Frey/Tasmania Fire Service/AFP
One of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, the Tasmanian Wilderness is part of the World Heritage list because of its significant natural and cultural values

SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 30, 2016) — World Heritage-listed forests whose origins pre-date the age of the dinosaurs are being destroyed by raging Australian bushfires, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever.

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