Bushfires are expected to be more ferocious and last longer, with some states already ablaze in Spring. This year, is predicted to be an especially vicious season.
Please spare a thought of the wildlife who are all too often the forgotten victims and the selfless volunteers who look after injured animals for weeks and sometimes months on end, without so much as an official thank you from anyone. Finding and getting an injured animal out of a fire ground is only the start of a long rehabilitation process. At present no government funding is available to assist carers rehabilitate and release these animals.
IFAW supports and funds the vital work of many wildlife carers, but what is really needed is for State Government / Federal Government to step up and acknowledge this unrecognised emergency service.
Please ask the government to help fund and acknowledge the service provided by wildlife carers as a critical wing of our natural disaster team. Help protect our already vulnerable wildlife for generations to come.
Simply send a quick note to your State Premier or Chief Minister, urging him/ her to protect our native wildlife. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.