You helped feed a mum and baby possum

18/02/2020

Here’s how you’re helping Aussie animals caught up in the bushfire crisis.

You’re getting vital food supplies to animals left hungry by the bushfires

Your support helped get much-needed food to rescued animals at Hunter Wildlife Rescue, including this mother and baby possum. Thank you!

A mother and baby possum at Hunter Wildlife

With you by our side, the World Animal Protection disaster management team has been out in the field working out how best to apply the organisation’s expertise to support local groups and the longer-term recovery effort.

We’re supporting wildlife organisations like Hunter Wildlife Rescue with food supplies to help rescued Aussie animals.

A koala at Hunter Wildlife

A koala at Hunter Wildlife, where your support is helping feed rescued animals

The World Animal Protection team recently visited the Shoalhaven and Macarthur regions in NSW to assess the impact of the bushfires on local animals and help the local university search for surviving animals.

“We didn’t see too many carcasses. That’s a good thing – it gives me hope that animals were able to move and hide.”

- Dr. Juan Carlos Murillo, Disaster Response Vet.

Juan Carlos and the team used a thermal imaging drone to try to locate animals, and were heartened to hear bird songs and insect sounds in the area.

With your help, World Animal Protection is also offering support like medical supplies to local wildlife organisations so fieldworkers can respond immediately.

And over the coming months, we’ll also be working to change legal frameworks, plans, policies and conventions to ensure Australian animals are included in disaster planning.

We’ll keep you updated on the bushfire recovery effort as it progresses.

The hardest work is yet to come, and we can’t do it alone. Thank you for being there for Aussie animals.

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