Bookmarked Fires are burning in forests that have been ‘permanently wet for tens of millions of years’ (ABC News)

Most of the focus of Australia’s catastrophic fires has been on people and property — with the exception of koalas, which have come to symbolise the non-human costs.

Beyond the koalas are many rare and fascinating creatures whose lives and homes have been destroyed, or remain threatened.

“The fauna in these landscapes requires permanently wet conditions, and many of the fauna species in these landscapes simply have no tolerance to fire,” Mr Graham says.

Ann Arnold speaks with Mark Graham about the flora and fauna that is being lost in the current crisis. Some of this harks back to Gondwana.