Emergency response to the Australian bushfires
The Black Summer bushfires that Australia experienced in the summer of 2019-20 were truly devastating.
The world witnessed the horrific images of koalas, kangaroos and other iconic Australian wildlife as they tried to escape the infernos. Sadly, over 12 million hectares of forest and bushland were scorched and more than 1.25 billion animals perished. Those that survived were left with no shelter, food or water.
Thanks to generous donations, during the height of the Black Summer bushfires we were able to partner with and provide emergency funding to over 40 wildlife rescue and care organisations across Australia. This enabled quick and effective response at scale, so that as much wildlife as possible could be saved and rehabilitated.
While there were many stories of tragedy, there were also stories of hope made possible by the brave first responders, rescuers, carers and vets on the front line who worked tirelessly around the clock to save our native wildlife.
We couldn’t do any of this work without the generosity of our supporters in Australia and around the world. Join us on this journey. Together it’s possible.