Bushfires in Australia - statistics & facts

Key insights

Land type with the most bushfire damage in Australia
Conservation land
Area of conservation land burned by the 2019/2020 bushfires in Australia
4.3 mn ha
Share of Australians who were exposed to smoke from the 2019/2020 bushfires

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