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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.
URGENT: 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. Your support is urgently needed to restore our lost forests.
Our native forests are home to some of the most unique wildlife and plants on Earth. Even without catastrophic bushfires, our precious trees are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate.
The Australian bush has never been under even more pressure. Every year an estimated 500,000 hectares of native forests and woodlands are bulldozed across Australia. This is equivalent to over 200,000 trees per day.
Without your support, and urgent action by all Australians, an estimated 750 million native animals in Australia will die as a result of excessive tree-clearing by 2030.
In New South Wales and Queensland, tree-clearing has become so severe that 42% of koalas disappeared over 20 years alone, and are now at serious risk of becoming extinct in these states.
We must act today to protect the native trees that feed and shelter our precious wildlife, or they could be gone forever in just a matter of decades.
Trees play a critical role in regulating our climate. Fewer trees in any region can reduce local rainfall, contributing to drought and the dry, hot conditions that fuel bushfires.
We all depend on trees for the oxygen we breathe, the water we drink and the rain for our food crops to grow. The future of Australia relies on the survival of healthy forests.
We have a plan to protect and plant two billion trees across Australia by 2030, but we need your support to do it. Read our 10 point plan on how to turn Australia into a reforestation leader.
...and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about how our precious native forests and woodlands sustain life in Australia through exclusive regular updates for monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gift is helping reforest Australia to safeguard our unique wildlife habitat.
Your gift could help plant and nurture trees for koalas to live in, as well as support efforts to expand national protections for existing forests and urge our governments to stop excessive tree-clearing, protecting wildlife for the long term.
1. STOP excessive tree-clearing
2. PROTECT our existing trees and forests and
3. RESTORE native habitat that has been lost
Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?
A tree adoption makes the perfect gift for a nature lover. This special edition 'plant a tree' gift pack includes a native tree seed pack, a factbook, tree 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.
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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