Bushfire Emergency: Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund
Australia is in the grip of a nationwide bushfire emergency. Can you help us save wildlife, and protect and restore our native bushland?
Our Aussie icons are losing their homes & their lives to catastrophic bushfires
URGENT APPEAL: Across the country, over 10 million hectares of Australian land has been burned to the ground. Over 1 billion animals have lost their lives so far, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other iconic wildlife. Your support is urgently needed to care for injured wildlife and restore their homes.
We have launched a global Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund to supply urgent care to wildlife organisations. Will you help before it's too late?
Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund
$60 - could help support urgent and vital veterinary care on the ground and at scale across Australia.
$100 - could help provide wildlife food and water for those who are starving in bushfire impacted regions.
$200 - could help perform rapid assessments of fire impacted areas.
$500 - could help restore what we have lost once the fires stop.
WWF is one of Australia's most trusted conservation organisations. At WWF, we work in Australia and in our Asia-Pacific backyard to protect endangered species and habitats, meet the challenge of climate change, and build a world where people live in harmony with nature. This would not be possible without financial support from our community.
Australia's Bushfire Emergency
Right now, Australia is being ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons the country has ever seen.
So far, more than 10 million hectares of Australian land has been burned.
It's estimated that as many as 8,400 koalas have perished in fires on the mid-north coast of NSW and Kangaroo Island in South Australia has lost over 50% of their koala population This is a devastating blow for an iconic species already in decline, and these bushfires have the potential to hasten koalas' slide towards extinction in eastern Australia.
Koalas could be extinct in the wild in eastern Australia in as little as 30 years due mainly to ongoing excessive tree-clearing for agricultural and urban development and climate heating triggered bushfires that destroy koala habitat, that potentially accelerate the extinction timeline.
But all hope is not lost. Help is urgently needed for the national emergency fund to help raise $30 million to deliver:
Wildlife response - including partnering with wildlife response organisations, communities and scientists nationally for a swift and effective response and recovery at scale.
Habitat restoration - including restoring native forests and damaged wildlife habitat, stopping deforestation, cultivating habitat connectivity, core habitat and Indigenous and rural fire management.
Future proofing Australia - including driving innovative solutions to help mitigate climate change, driving climate event preparedness, species adaptation and long-term wildlife and nature conservation efforts towards securing Australia's natural resources for people and nature.
Can you help save our precious koalas before they're gone forever?
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