Day to day changes in the environment is resulting in deadly and inhumane outcomes.
Recent bushfire in Australia is just one such example where at least 6 people have been reported dead and major area of koala habitat is destroyed.
Gradually diminishing the koala population in Australia is being further threatened by deadly bushfires that have destroyed more than 2.5 million acres on the east coast of Australia.
As per reports of New South Wales Rural Fire Service, more than 300 homes have been burned in New South Wales while the Gaspers Mountain fire has burned nearly 400 square miles destroying 6 homes southwest of Sydney.
Not only this, but firefighters are also battling at least 60 fires across Queensland and almost 350 koalas are estimated to die in the Port Macquarie area of New South Wales.
Rescuers are continuously putting their full efforts to rescue surviving koalas and providing them treatment for burns and dehydration. More than 31 koalas have been treated until now at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. A GoFundMe campaign, launched by the hospital has raised more than $700,000 to have a date.
The money raised by this “GoFundMe” campaign will Gaspers to build automatic drinking stations for dehydrated koalas.
Moreover, a breeding area, named “Koala Ark”, will be furnished for surviving koalas by these funds.Koalas, in Australia, are already on the verge of distinction, and these fires are making it more problematic.
WWF-Australia conservationist Stuart Blanch said the organization estimated there were likely less than 20,000 koalas left in NSW and at the current rate, they were on track to be extinct in the state by as early as 2050.
The Australian Koala Foundation estimates 4,000 koalas are killed by cars and dogs every year. Moreover, Koala females only give birth to one offspring per year, and this habitat destruction is dreadful for such species.
ChristeenMcLead and her husband Paul, who run a Volunteer group, Koalas in Care, take burned and dehydrated koalas to the hospital to get treated.
This couple runs a koala hospital in their own house.Paul further told that koalas are vulnerable to these fires and that is why these fires are quite devastating for these koalas.
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