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A koala on a burnt tree, Kangaroo Island © Julie Fletcher / WWF-Australia
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Your donation will help stop the koala carnage. Please give now to save this little Aussie battler before it's too late. We'll put your generous gift to immediate use and will send your receipt straight to your inbox.
URGENT APPEAL: Australia is recovering from a nationwide bushfire emergency. More than 12 million hectares of Australian land has been burnt. When habitat is lost, our wildlife suffers. It's estimated over 1.25 billion animals may have been killed directly or indirectly from the fires so far, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other iconic wildlife. Your support is urgently needed to care for injured wildlife and restore their homes.
Koalas are heading towards extinction in New South Wales and southeast Queensland as early as 2050. Will you help launch a critical and bold plan to save them, before it's too late?
While we may not have the full picture yet, we already know we will need a national wildlife and nature recovery plan. Help is urgently needed for the national emergency fund to help raise $30 million to deliver:
• Wildlife response - including partnering with wildlife response organisations, communities and scientist nationally for a swift and effective response and recovery at scale.
• Habitat restoration for people and nature - including restoring forests and damaged wildlife habitat, stopping deforestation, including cultivating habitat connectivity, core habitat and Indigenous and rural fire management.
• Future-proofing Australia - including driving innovative solutions to help mitigate climate change, driving climate preparedness, species adaptation and long-term wildlife and nature conservation efforts towards securing Australia’s natural resources for people and nature.
Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?
A koala adoption makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special adoption gift pack includes a cuddly koala plush toy, koala fact book, adoption certificate, Living Planet magazine, and WWF sticker. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.
Australia has been ravaged by the most devastating bushfire season the country has ever seen. Over 12 million hectares of Australian land has been burned.
It’s estimated that as many as 8,400 koalas have perished in fires on the mid-north coast of NSW and South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has lost over 50% of their koala population This is a devastating blow for an iconic species already in decline, and these bushfires have the potential to hasten koalas’ slide towards extinction in eastern Australia.
Even without these fires, trees are being bulldozed and land cleared at an unprecedented rate. Koala populations have declined by a staggering 42% over 20 years alone and the koala is at serious risk of becoming extinct in both NSW and Queensland. We must act to protect them now, or they could disappear in a matter of decades.
Your gift can help plant native trees for koalas to live in; help care for sick and injured koalas, and support efforts to encourage governments to stop excessive tree-clearing and protect wildlife for the long-term.
Please check your email for confirmation. If you don’t receive an email, please note that due to the high volume of donations we’ve received, it may take longer than normal for us to process your payment receipt.
If you have made an animal adoption, please note that delivery of adoption packs will unfortunately be delayed due to the high volume of donations currently being processed.
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