Bushfires in Australia: New heat wave intensified fires

In Australia, drinking water is scarce. Sharp thousands of camels to protect kill. The animals would otherwise die of thirst in torment. There is a fire: a fi

Bushfires in Australia: New heat wave intensified fires

In Australia, drinking water is scarce. Sharp thousands of camels to protect kill. The animals would otherwise die of thirst in torment.

There is a fire: a firefighter in Tomerong, South Wales photo: ap

BERLIN afp/dpa/taz | As a result of the ongoing extreme drought has begun in Australia with the forced killing of up to 10,000 camels. The animals vulnerable to remote villages of the natives, informed the authorities on Wednesday to justify. For the coming days is expected with new heat waves are expected to intensify the drought and, consequently, the Bush fires throughout the country. The authorities ordered new evacuations.

The camels will be shot from helicopters of snipers. The killing achievements according to the highest animal welfare Standards, said the Ministry of environment of the Federal state of South Australia. Huge herds of camels were penetrated in search of water and food for communities of indigenous people, would have polluted the drinking water and scarce food supplies looted.

The culling is the first of its kind in the state and takes place in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY), an administrative district, in the approximately 2,300 aboriginal life. The launch would not only serve the protection of the people, but also to the Well-being of the herds, the Ministry said. It had already died of thirst, animals, or would have been trampled to death each other.

camels have been in Australia for the first time in the middle of the 19th century. Century from India introduced, in order to use them for the development of the vast interior of the country. Today, so many wild camels in the Australian desert, probably like nowhere else in the world, with an estimated more than 1 Million animals. You apply in Australia as pests because they contaminate the sources and feed the natural Flora search trample. To capture them, there are too many.

2019 was the driest year in Australia since the beginning of weather records. The extreme drought is one of the main reasons for the Bush fires in the country. This is threatening a new wave of heat to increase again. In several of the regions were therefore, for the umpteenth Time evacuations out. "Go you – and Go in time," demanded on Wednesday the police Minister of the state of Victoria, Lisa Neville.

With the re-evacuation action would save the authorities "simply a single goal: life." In Victoria, the new evacuation arrangement relates primarily to several towns in the East of the Federal state. Also on the tourist kangaroo island South of Adelaide in the state of South Australia, people were taken out of their homes and safe places brought.

In the fight against the flames died, meanwhile, is once again a firefighter. It is the fourth death was already a victim in the ranks of the forces. A total of 26 people died in the fires since September and killed. More than 2,000 houses were destroyed in the current, according to the information. An area was so large as Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg victims of the flames.

The plume of smoke from the bushfires reached, in the meantime, Chile and Argentina – they crossed over 11,000 kilometres of the Pacific ocean to the Chilean coast. The cloudless sky appeared in Central Chile, grown gray by the smoke particles. In Argentina, the smoke was from the southern Patagonia to the Central provinces of Córdoba and Buenos Aires visible, such as the Argentine weather SNM wait reported.

seen Before, the people in new Zealand, which is situated 2,000 km from Australia, which dimensions have the fires. The sky turned yellow and orange. On the snow of the glacier on the South island, a yellow-lay Film.

Updated Date: 08 January 2020, 18:00

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