It is estimated as many as 350 koalas have already perished in the fires across New South Wales and Queensland. Many more - along with other wildlife - will have been left homeless and likely suffering from smoke inhalation or burns.
Koalas on our east coast are now at a very real risk of being wiped out forever, with just five per cent of the original population remaining.
With these alarming statistics in mind, the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) is accepting donations to help Australia’s fauna recover from the devastating bushfires.
All donations help plant and nurture trees for koalas to live in as well as support efforts to expand national protections for existing forests.
The WWF will also urge our government to stop excessive tree-clearing, protecting wildlife for the long term.
On Traveltalk's official donation certificate, WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman said the money would go towards:
- Koala hospitals in southeast Queensland and NSW
- Koala habitat restoration projects in Greater Sydney
- Landholder engagement in habitat protection and restoration
To make a donation, visit: donate.wwf.org.au/adopt
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