The devastation happening in Australia right now is absolutely beyond comprehension.
An area the size of Belgium has been burnt to the ground. A third of Kangaroo Island is gone. Over ONE BILLION animals are estimated to have been killed, and that’s only including mammals, birds, and reptiles. Entire species of plants and animals are likely to have gone extinct. 24 people have died, with thousands of homes destroyed and still at risk.
Let us take a moment to appreciate the amazing people who are working tirelessly to help everyone affected by these horrific fires – staff at wildlife hospitals are working around the clock and setting up makeshift sanctuaries in local gyms and halls. Firefighters have worked without rest for days on end. People around the world are donating to the cause.
If you wish to donate, please thoroughly check who you are donating to and ensure it is official – some people are attempting to scam people out of their money by pretending they will donate it to charity – so please be very careful.