Wednesday, 19 February 2020

An aerial 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 at New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. 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/Handout via REUTERS

A member of the specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff sets up a water pump to protect the endangered Wollemi Pines from bushfires at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. 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/Handout via REUTERS

A member of the specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff sprays water on an area with endangered Wollemi Pines to protect them from bushfires at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. Since kept secret to protect them from contamination, their location has been devastated during a bushfire season that has razed about 11 million hectares (27 million acres) across the country's southeast - an area roughly a third the size of Germany - since September. NSW NPWS/Handout via REUTERS

A member of the specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff inspects the endangered Wollemi Pines for bushfire damage at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. 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/Handout via REUTERS

A member of the specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff inspects the endangered Wollemi Pines for bushfire damage at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. 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 minimise their impact. NSW NPWS/Handout via REUTERS

A helicopter hovers overhead as a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff inspect the endangered Wollemi Pines for bushfire damage at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. 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/Handout via REUTERS