Protecting animals during a drought
The ongoing drought in New South Wales and Queensland is having a devastating impact on both farm animals and wildlife.
Less than 10 millimetres of rain has been recorded in parts of NSW during the past month, and desperate wildlife is increasingly on the move in search of water or grazing on roadside greenery, leading to inherent danger.
NSW has one of the highest number of animal collisions in the country and the drought is highlighting the problem as kangaroos, wombats and other wild animals are increasingly in harm’s way.
We’re asking supporters to be alert and keep your eyes open for animals crossing roads, particularly in regional areas. If you do see injured wildlife on the road, contact WIRES or a local vet.
We continue to carefully monitor the situation, and the impact of drought on our wildlife.
For 50 years, World Animal Protection has worked with governments and communities to prepare for disasters, enabling people to protect animals and rebuild their lives after disasters strikes.
Across more than 250 disaster interventions, we’ve provided aid to more than seven million animals in need.