CAUSE COLLECTION | Australian Wildfire Rescue Foundation
Our hearts ache due to the wildfire disaster in Australia! So many people and innocent animals are in danger! They need our help! This is why we are donating 100% of our proceeds sold from our “Cause Collection” to the Wires Australian Wildlife Rescue Foundation. Simply by shopping with us online you will be helping so many animals and wildlife endangered during this tragic time.
Hundreds of fires over weeks have burnt over 4.9 million hectares of land in NSW alone. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.
It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in Australia since September.
Summer is a frantically busy time for wildlife rescue and there are still over 100 fires burning in NSW. In December alone there were over 20,000 calls to WIRES 1300 line, a 14% increase on last year, and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.