Wildfires are raging! Donate to our Emergency Appeal now
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: Across the country, over 8.4 million hectares of Australian land has been burned to the ground. That’s more than the Amazon and Californian fires combined. Over 900 million animals have lost their lives, and 480 million animals have been killed by fire in NSW alone, 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?
Whilst 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:
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, tote bag, 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.
Please note that delivery of adoption packs will unfortunately be delayed due to the high volume of donations currently being processed.
Donations of $2 or more to WWF-Australia are tax-deductible and a receipt will be emailed to you. If your adoption includes a plush toy, the $15 cost for the toy is not tax-deductible.
Right now, Australia is being ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons the country has ever seen.
So far, more than 6 million hectares of Australian land has been burned. That’s more than the Amazon and Californian wildfires combined.
It’s estimated that as many as 8,400 koalas have perished in fires on the mid-north coast of NSW and Kangaroo Island in South Australia 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.
Koalas could be extinct in the wild in eastern Australia in as little as 30 years due mainly to ongoing excessive tree-clearing for agricultural and urban development and climate heating triggered bushfires that destroy koala habitat, that potentially accelerate the extinction timeline.
Nationally, we've already lost 95% of our koalas. We must act to protect them now, or they could disappear in a matter of decades.
Adopt today, and help get emergency funds to care for our injured wildlife, and when the fires clear, your gift will help restore the forest homes our koalas and other animals have lost, as well as support efforts to urge our governments to stop excessive tree-clearing, protecting wildlife for the long-term.
Please adopt a koala today and help emergency funds to koalas in need, and when the fires clear, help restore the forest homes they have lost.
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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