A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) has shown for the first time the full extent of the areas burned by Victorian bushfires over the past two decades.
Co-author Professor David Lindenmayer says the results indicate a major overhaul is needed when it comes to fire and land management.
The study maps where wildfires took place across Victoria between 1995, the start of the millennium drought, and 2020.
"This is the first time we've seen the full spatial extent of bushfires dating back 25 years," Professor Lindenmayer said.
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