Bushfire damage area in Australia 2020 by state
Flora and fauna
Across the entire country, the largest area of land burned was conservation land. The Blue Mountains and the Gondwana world heritage sites suffered widespread damage. Many threatened species were affected by the bush fires. Furthermore, an estimated 1.5 billion wildlife animals, who resided in habitats destroyed by the fires, were killed.
As well as the loss of wildlife, the properties of many Australians were destroyed. In New South Wales alone, thousands of buildings were destroyed or damaged. Insurance claims directly in relation to bushfires across the entire country were valued at 1.9 billion Australian dollars as of January 2020. The full financial impact from these fires is yet to bet determined.