Donate to Kangaroo Island Bushfire Wildlife Relief
The devastating bushfires continuing to ravage Kangaroo Island have sparked grave fears for the future of the island’s wildlife populations. The ABC reports that up to 25,000 koalas have been killed.
Many of which lived in the wild (with thousands of other native species) at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – a 5000-acre property with a 200-metre Koala Walk that was home to 100 koalas and newborn joeys. The sanctuary was completely destroyed by fire, leaving animals in the area without a home or habitat. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help rebuild and regenerate the land, so the animals have a home to eventually return to. Donate here.
In the meantime, injured koalas and other native animals are being nursed back to health at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. The staff are providing pain relief and antibiotics, and building new infrastructure to house the animals before they are released back into the wild. To help with unprecedented demand, the park is appealing for financial support. Donate here.