Emergency response to the Australian bushfires
The 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 12.6 million hectares of forest and bushland were scorched and nearly 3 billion animals impacted. Those that survived were left with no shelter, food or water.
Thanks to generous donations, during the height of the 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.
Australia's nature laws are undergoing a once-in-10-year review. We already lost so much in the fires - will you ask your local politician to protect our wildlife and their remaining homes?
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