International conservation charity WWF has launched an urgent appeal to help wildlife affected by the recent bushfires sweeping Australia.
Heartbreaking images show a country ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record. More than 8 million hectares have been burnt – that’s the equivalent to one-third of the entire UK.
Tragically, an estimated 1.25 billion animals have been killed by the impact of the fires. This includes up to 30% of the koala population in New South Wales – a devastating blow for a species already in decline – and many other iconic species including kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras and cockatoos.
Funds raised by WWF’s Australia appeal will provide urgent care for injured wildlife and help to restore homes for koalas by planting trees that are urgently needed for koala habitats.
You can help by making a much-needed donation to the WWF Australia appeal – with further information on how the funds will be allocated – here