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写真 | 2020年 01月 16日 03:45 JST

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

A view of Wollemi National Park where endangered Wollemi Pines are being protected from bushfires by a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff in New South Wales. Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day.   


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A view of Wollemi National Park where endangered Wollemi Pines are being protected from bushfires by a specialmore

A view of Wollemi National Park where endangered Wollemi Pines are being protected from bushfires by a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff in New South Wales. Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney.    
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The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a natmore

The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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Since kept secret to protect them from contamination, their location has been devastated during a bushfire season that has razed about 27 million acres across the country's southeast - an area roughly a third the size of Germany - since September.  

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Since kept secret to protect them from contamination, their location has been devastated during a bushfire seamore

Since kept secret to protect them from contamination, their location has been devastated during a bushfire season that has razed about 27 million acres across the country's southeast - an area roughly a third the size of Germany - since September. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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The Gospers Mountain 'megafire' wiped out most of the trees' home in Wollemi National Park, but they emerged virtually unscathed after air tankers dropped fire retardant and firefighters set up irrigation systems to protect them, the government said.   


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The Gospers Mountain 'megafire' wiped out most of the trees' home in Wollemi National Park, but they emerged vmore

The Gospers Mountain 'megafire' wiped out most of the trees' home in Wollemi National Park, but they emerged virtually unscathed after air tankers dropped fire retardant and firefighters set up irrigation systems to protect them, the government said. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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As the fire approached, firefighters were winched in by helicopter to activate the irrigation systems while other aircraft dropped water along the flames' edge to minimize their impact.    


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As the fire approached, firefighters were winched in by helicopter to activate the irrigation systems while otmore

As the fire approached, firefighters were winched in by helicopter to activate the irrigation systems while other aircraft dropped water along the flames' edge to minimize their impact. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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"While some trees are charred, the species has survived this summer's fires," New South Wales state Environment Minister Matt Kean said.  


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"While some trees are charred, the species has survived this summer's fires," New South Wales state Environmenmore

"While some trees are charred, the species has survived this summer's fires," New South Wales state Environment Minister Matt Kean said. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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Kean did not say when the operation took place, but the state's Rural Fire Service said this week that, with the arrival of light rains and a dip in temperatures, it had downgraded the Gospers Mountain fire to "under control".   


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Kean did not say when the operation took place, but the state's Rural Fire Service said this week that, with tmore

Kean did not say when the operation took place, but the state's Rural Fire Service said this week that, with the arrival of light rains and a dip in temperatures, it had downgraded the Gospers Mountain fire to "under control". NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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Bushfires are common during Australia's summer but this fire season started unusually early.   


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Bushfires are common during Australia's summer but this fire season started unusually early. NSW NPWS/viamore

Bushfires are common during Australia's summer but this fire season started unusually early. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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The blazes have killed 29 people, destroyed more than 2,500 homes and killed or injured an estimated 1 billion native animals, wildlife academics say.   NSW NPWS/via REUTERS

The blazes have killed 29 people, destroyed more than 2,500 homes and killed or injured an estimated 1 billionmore

The blazes have killed 29 people, destroyed more than 2,500 homes and killed or injured an estimated 1 billion native animals, wildlife academics say. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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An aerial view of Wollemi National Park after a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff sprayed fire retardant to protect the endangered Wollemi Pines from bushfire damage.    NSW NPWS/via REUTERS

An aerial view of Wollemi National Park after a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff spmore

An aerial view of Wollemi National Park after a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff sprayed fire retardant to protect the endangered Wollemi Pines from bushfire damage. NSW NPWS/via REUTERS
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