Right now, our staff, qualified experts and volunteers are working around the clock to ensure that as many native animals as possible receive the ongoing care, supplementary food and recovery they need.
We are extremely grateful for the massive mobilization of Australia Wildfire Fund’s community of vetted nonprofit partners, and the crucial support of our donors and corporate partners.
- Foodbank Australia is providing emergency food and groceries relief to individuals and families in crisis across all impacted states.
- Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland is awarding grants directly to local fire brigade members in Queensland that have themselves been impacted by the deadly fires.
- NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service (WIRES) is expanding wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services across the organization’s 28 branches in New South Wales.
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors is sending medical supplies to wildlife rescuers and carers in fire-affected areas, transporting (where permitted) animals to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for critical care, and constructing a climate-controlled intensive care ward for an ever-growing number of koala patients.
- Sydney Wildlife is providing ongoing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation at the organization’s Rehabilitation Facility and supporting the organization’s Mobile Care Unit for wildlife.
- Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife is growing its Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency program that provides frontline wildlife rescuers and carers with first aid supplies, medicine, animal food, and psychosocial care due to working in traumatizing situations.
We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide immediate relief and long-term support for disaster victims. We will be sharing further updates in the weeks and months to come about the progress our nonprofit partners are making toward recovery across Australia.
Our Steps Towards Wildfire Emergency Crisis:
- Purchasing and regenerating crucial habitat for species affected by wildfires and now flash floods.
- Sending medical supplies to wildlife rescuers and carers on the frontline of the fire-affected areas.
- Purchasing commercial food preparation equipment for wildlife care groups to cater for a huge number of patients.
- Purchasing animals carer packs to be sent home with wildlife carers. These include bottles, milk formula and animal baskets/wraps.
- Allocating doctors and volunteer with purchased medical supplies for injured animals.
- Patrolling remote areas and burnt forest to sport and rescue injured animals
- Reach to the spot provided on support numbers by general public to rescue injured animals
- Installation of water tanks in remote areas to maintain the water supply to animals in wild
- Proposed plantation of trees in remote areas for koalas and wildlife habitat restoration
Complete Ground Reports will be posted here once they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.