A state of emergency has been declared in NSW as we face some of the most dangerous and catastrophic bushfires our nation has ever seen. We’re also seeing fires raging in Queensland.
WWF are greatly saddened by the loss of life and homes, as well as the injuries suffered in the bushfires.
In NSW alone we’ve seen almost one million hectares burnt already. And while trees burn, our wildlife also suffers. It’s been estimated that as many as 350 NSW koalas have perished in these fires, many more are injured and countless are now homeless.
The catastrophic megafires are worsening the extinction crisis we’re already facing.
The majority of koalas on Australia’s east coast live within the “Koala Triangle,” a region where the species could be extinct in as little as 30 years. Fires are raging through this area, potentially accelerating this timeline.
When the fires clear, we will need to restore what has been lost.
This map is a representation only. These fires are a threat to people, as well as koalas. Please check the NSW RFS website for updated fire warnings, and stay safe.
Help Save Koalas
When the fires clear, help us restore homes for koalas.