1/3 of the Australian Koala population is GONE, 1 billion animals in total. 25.5 million acres of land has been lost. <br> Please join us in our plight to help.
Australia is burning. More than 25 million acres have already burned in one of the most devastating bushfire seasons the country has ever seen.
The impacts on people and nature are devastating. People have died and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed. It’s been estimated that more than 1 billion animals—including koalas, cockatoos, kangaroos, and wallabies—may have been killed from the fires. Those that survive the fire still need to survive the dehydration, starvation and habitat loss. The end is no where in sight at this time. Each dollar helps with rescue efforts and some day, the re-plantation process.
About 2,700 firefighters were battling the blazes as of Sunday, three have been killed.
The Australia Defence Force said Sunday it had called 3,000 army reserve forces and others with specialist capabilities to help fight the flames
100 fires are still burning and are uncontrolled.
About 1 billion animals have died across NSW, professor Chris Dickman with the University of Sydney, estimates. “The true mortality is likely to be substantially higher than those estimated,” the university said in a statement.
In December, the smoke in Sydney was so bad that air quality measured 11 times the “hazardous” level.
About 33,000 square miles of land have been burned. That’s 8o times the size of the area that was burned in California wildfires in 2019.
Sadly, every day, the numbers continue to climb.
how you can help
02-22 from 9 am to 2pm
$10 Participation donation
Get sponsors on board to help you raise money for your efforts.
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- Sled Push -MaxSC will donate $1 for each full round (down & back length of gym)
**Ask friends and family to sponsor your efforts. Example-$1 per rep
- Deadlift Challenge- One minute for max reps.
- Wall ball Challenge-One minute for max reps.
Award given to top collector of outside donations, and top male and female with the most completed reps.
IFAW-International Fund for Animal Welfare
- A gift of $25 could supply lifesaving food for a koala recovering from a bushfire
- A gift of $50 could purchase a feeding station for kangaroos and wallabies, or a nest box for surviving wildlife like gliders and possums
- A gift of $100 could purchase veterinary supplies like burn cream, fluids, and supplements
- A gift of $500 could cover the cost of deploying Bear, the koala sniffer dog, and his handler for a day’s search efforts
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?
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.
Your donation comes with some very special keepsakes as a “Thank You”.