Animals such as kangaroos and koalas are Australia’s pride, and people from all over the world are donating to various relief projects in order to keep these special creatures safe.
Since as early as September 2019, Australia has been going through a rough patch when massive wildfires have been continuously ongoing in different regions all over the country. What is regarded as the worst wildfire occurrence since the Black Saturdays of 2009, over 63,000 square kilometres (15.6 million acres) of forests and bush have already been destroyed in these last months. Around 500 million animals of different species have already been killed, and others suffering serious injuries. As of 2020, 24 people have already been recorded dead.
For the last four months, thousands of volunteers and local and international emergency services have been working on the clock to contain the bushfires. Last weekend, a small relief came when rainfall arrived in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and New South Wales. The damp weather was able to give fire fighters a bigger chance to contain the blazes, but this is just the beginning.
Australia is known for a vast population of unique and incredible species. Some animals that can be found in this country are quite popular, such as koalas, kangaroos and possums, while many others are not known in outside the country.
Unfortunately, over 500 million of these unique animals have been killed because of the continuous wildfires. Because their homes and natural habitats have all been destroyed, there is no chance for these animals to migrate and several ecosystems in the country are facing a possible extinction if this problem escalates any further.
The subsidiary of the non-profit organization of Animal Craft Guild is called Rescue Craft Collective. They are making and distributing gloves, mittens, pouches, nests and blankets to all injured animals in hospitals. Many of them have suffered different burn degrees and are under respiratory distress.
The country’s numerous wildlife hospitals are absolutely filled with thousands of injured animals, like kangaroos, koalas, pygmy possums, wallabies, birds, raccoons, squirrels and more. Numerous charities have set up relief homes and temporary clinics to aid these hospitals in providing medical care to the animals.