All Hearts is fundraising for WIRES Wildlife Rescue, Australia.
Our original target was £5,000 which was hit in just 8 HOURS! We hit £25,000 in just 48 HOURS! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 100% of all donations go direct to WIRES.
OUR NEW TARGET IS £50,000!
Who are All Hearts?
- All Hearts in a UK based charity platform founded by Lucy Watson & Emma Naylor.
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The fires in Australia have burned so hot and so fast that there has been significant mortality of animals. The burning area is so large now, that many of the animals bodies will never be found.
Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have been lost since September. There are also entire Species of animals currently being wiped out.
Australia's bushland is home to a range of indigenous fauna, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats, and echidnas. Officials fear that 30 percent of just one koala colony on the country's northeast coast, or between 4,500 and 8,400, have been lost in the recent fires. Koalas have been devastated, due to the fact they cannot move fast enough to escape from the fire.
Who are WIRES?
WIRES Wildlife Rescue is the largest wildlife rescue & rehabilitation charity in Australia. It is a non-profit organisation providing rescue and rehabilitation for all native Australian fauna. All animal rescuers and carers are volunteers
In WIRES history we have never seen a concurrent series of emergencies events like those that began in November. Hundreds of fires over weeks have burnt over 4 million hectares of land in NSW alone. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.
It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 480 million animals have tragically died in Australia since September.
Summer is a frantically busy time for wildlife rescue and there are still over 100 fires burning in NSW. In December alone there were over 20,000 calls to WIRES 1300 line, a 14% increase on last year, and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.
Read more about the amazing work of WIRES here: https://www.wires.org.au
Please donate what you can to help all these helpless animals. Every £1 makes such a difference!