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A koala on a burnt tree, Kangaroo Island © Julie Fletcher / WWF-Australia
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Monthly givers are the heart of WWF-Australia, helping to support long-term planning and keep administration costs down - giving a huge boost to our conservation work. Together, with your ongoing support, every day, year after year, we create long-term solutions to the issues facing our planet.
BREAKING NEWS 30 June, 2020: A New South Wales Upper House report just released says, following huge bushfire losses, koalas face extinction in the state before 2050 without urgent government intervention to protect habitat loss. Weak land-clearing laws must be urgently re-written to protect koala habitat.
Your generosity today will supercharge our efforts to urge our governments to protect this iconic species for the long-term.
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 have been killed, including thousands of koalas.
Your help is urgently needed for our bushfire recovery work 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, 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.
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.
Adopt a koala today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about koalas through regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gift is helping to secure a brighter future for koalas.
Your monthly 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.
For urgent questions, please call our supporter relations team on 1800 032 551.
Your gift towards our Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund will make a huge difference as we begin to recover from the bushfire crisis.
The road to recovery starts with getting urgently needed funds to frontline wildlife carers in the fire grounds. The next step is ensuring we restore the homes our wildlife lost, by replanting the trees we need to rebuild our natural lands again.
We are working hard to ensure we get the recovery program right; a critical step in making sure we don’t suffer this much loss of life and landscape again.
All recovery efforts should be targeted to ensuring that we replant the habitats we’ve lost to tree clearing and fires; protecting our remaining native trees and forests still standing, and advocating for better decision making and bushland management policies in the years to come.
We’re working with all the governments undertaking the recovery effort, to make sure they do so in a way that helps protect our people and wildlife from similar crises in future.
Are you with us? Add your voice to our call for action! Help us secure a better funded, more comprehensive bushfire recovery plan to protect people and nature - one that protects and restores nature.
We will gather this rapidly growing list of people and deliver this petition to government on your behalf in early 2020.
This summer’s bushfire crisis has been heartbreaking.Over the Christmas break, WWF-Australia’s supporters joined together to show their support for a nature-based recovery plan that restores native habitat to feed and shelter our wildlife and demands better policies and laws to protect their bushland homes in future.
Our supporters have done this by putting their hand in their pocket to contribute to the newly launched Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.
We have made this investment to protect the future of our country, and now we’re calling on you to do the same - to ensure that you get the recovery mix right..
We are calling for a comprehensive nature-based recovery plan that will seek to:
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