The Bush fire crisis in Australia is one of the worst ever reported on record. Over 10 million hectares of land already burnt, with that number still climbing every day too. However to get that into perspective, it’s about 40% of the United Kingdom. Furthermore they are now at risk of devastating flooding. According to the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, this disaster has claimed the lives or displaced around 1.25 billion animals. This includes 30% of the Koala Bear population in the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
Despite the news footage being incredibly difficult to watch, it’s essential to try and help out where possible. Protecting the remaining Koalas could save them from potential extinction in the years to follow.
To date, the World Wildlife Federation does not offer an opportunity to adopt a Koala, within their adopt an animal program. They have however created an opportunity to become a Koala Protector. In fact money raised from this will help provide care and support to injured Koala bears.
WWF state that your Koala Bear support will:
Provide emergency funds to care for injured koalas.
After the fires clear, helping restore homes for koalas and other wildlife. Helping to plant the first 10,000 trees urgently needed in koala habitats.
Furthermore they will support in the response, recovery and restoration in any other way we can.
Crucially, fund our other essential work around the world, including tackling the climate and nature crisis.
Australia has already lost 95% of its koala bear population. We must act to protect them now, or they could disappear in a matter of decades”.