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URGENT: Bushfires are burning across critical koala habitat and a large number of koalas are believed to have perished across key sites such as Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast Hinterland. Many others will have been left homeless and likely suffering from smoke inhalation or burns. Your support is needed to help restore homes and care for injured wildlife.
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?
Eastern Australia is a deforestation hotspot, sitting among the world's worst 11 offenders. Shamefully, we're the only developed country on the list.
As a nation, each year we bulldoze 500,000 hectares of trees. These trees are koalas' homes. When they fall, so do the hopes that our precious koalas can survive.
In fact, koala populations in NSW and Qld have dropped by almost half in 20 years. We simply cannot let this continue.
If koalas aren't crushed by the impact of their tree falling, they're left vulnerable to threats such as cars, dogs or starvation as they search for a new home. Prolonged droughts and more frequent bushfires are also putting their lives at risk.
Now, there are between a mere 20,000 - 48,000 koalas remaining in NSW and southeast Qld; and nationally; 95% of our koala populations are gone.
We're determined to turn this sad story around. That's why we're launching one of our most ambitious plans ever with our 'Towards Two Billion Trees Campaign', that commits to securing two billion trees over the next decade by:
We have identified key areas between southwest Sydney, Gunnedah and Noosa. This 'koala triangle' is the heartland of Australia's healthiest wild koala populations but is also at risk of development, so by concentrating our efforts here we can be sure to have the greatest impact.
Please help plant the first 10,000 urgently needed trees in critical koala habitat, to save our precious koalas before they're gone forever.
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Want to do more?Join the movement asking the Federal Government to contribute their share of funding for vital habitat restoration and protection.
Your support is the first step towards protecting and growing the two billion trees Australia needs to restore its forests and provide safe havens for our unique and vulnerable wildlife.
But we can’t do it alone. You’ve played your part, now it’s time for the Government to do theirs.
We’re taking our 10-point Towards Two Billion Trees plan to Canberra to call on the Government to invest $2 billion to save and grow the additional two billion trees needed to move Australia from a deforestation nation to a reforestation nation by 2030.
Are you with us? Add your voice so we can grow support for the future of our forests and wildlife.
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