Key points:

  • Charred bodies of animals are strewn all over on Kangaroo Island, south of Adelaide, where an estimated 37,000 koalas have been killed in the bushfires.

  • A koala was photographed appearing to bury its face in its arms in sorrow, while its companion’s lifeless body lay nearby.

  • WWF-Australia estimates that 1.25 billion wild animals have died in Australia during the crisis in addition to livestock losses, which the government expects will exceed 100,000 animals.

  • Australian Environment Minister Sussan Ley said koalas could be listed as endangered for the first time.

  • Donate to HSI to support their animal rescue fund.

  • Donate to 1300KOALAZ Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue’s fundraiser to help them continue saving and caring for koalas.

  • Donate to WIRES’ emergency fund for saving wildlife affected by the fires.

  • Donate to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.

  • To help people and firefighters, donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery.

  • Sign this petition demanding climate change action from Australian leaders as well because climate change has certainly contributed to the record-breaking intensity of these fires.

 

Read the Metro UK article here