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From bison to birds: How animals can help stop wildfires

According to a team of Australian scientists, animals, birds and even insects could be effective weapons against bushfires. Image: Unsplash/ Chloe Leis

Douglas Broom

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A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, U.S., October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
A firefighter tackles the Blue Ridge Fire in Yorba Linda, California, last October. Image: REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
Bison eat the highly flammable forest underbrush that helps wildfires spread.
Bison eat the highly flammable forest underbrush that helps wildfires spread. Image: Pixabay/Ridoe
The alarming global spread of wildfires
Global fire alerts have increase 13% compared to 2019. Image: Statista
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