Make no mistake about it, Australia is going to lose many of it’s native animals, birds etc. And the idiots are still preaching climate change. Meanwhile the Greens Party are no doubt still concerned about back burning where one sparrow will lose a tree to perch in. That problem solved, not many sparrows left alive and bugger all trees. This website holds the very stupid Australian people responsible for this mess. Yes you, the social do gooders out there and the gutless politicians who have never at any stage stood up to the lunacy.
Meanwhile there is a brigade of first class Australians out there trying to make a difference and if we ever recover it will be through the efforts of these very fine people. You lefties and greenies can sit in your inner west concrete jungle and sip soy latte all day long and look at us and think to yourselves you will never vote for us. You lot better hope we don’t get elected because all hell will break loose.
Koala hospital’s GoFundMe campaign raises more than $1m in wake of bushfire devastation
An online fundraising campaign set up by a New South Wales koala hospital has raised more than $1 million to rescue and rehabilitate marsupials devastated by bushfires.
- The hospital says it will use the excess funds to establish a wild koala breeding program
- As many as 31 koalas have been brought to the hospital since the bushfires began
- The campaign is believed to be among the most successful Australian GoFundMe appeals
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s Help Thirsty Koalas Devastated by Recent Fires campaign had by Thursday night raised $1,078,000 on GoFundMe, eclipsing the initial stated target of $25,000.
According to a message on the campaign’s fundraising page, the size of the donations had led to the hospital extending the project beyond setting up automatic drinking stations in areas affected by bushfires.
With the number of new drinking stations increased, and a water carrying vehicle to replenish the drinking stations, the campaign announced it would use the excess funds to establish a wild koala breeding program.
“Some of the funds raised through the GoFundMe site will be directed to building a Koala Ark — a facility to allow the surviving koalas to be accommodated in a healthy habitat area,” a message on the campaign’s GoFundMe page read.
“Hopefully, these koalas will breed and a new population of koalas will be established for return to the wild.”
The campaign says 31 koalas have been brought to the hospital from affected areas since the bushfires began last month.
As many as 350 koalas were believed to have died during recent bushfires in the area, and the campaign said 75 per cent of the areas in the region hit by fire were prime koala habitat.
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital normally treats between 200 و 250 koalas each year.
Koala hospital volunteer Lyn Booth told the ABC earlier this month that koalas under the hospital’s care would need to stay longer than usual.
“We expect to have the koalas in here for up to 12 months because they won’t be able to be released into their habitat because it’s non-existent,” وقالت.
“So we’ve got to wait for that bush to regenerate so that they can be put back out there.”
Ms Booth said most of the animals in the bushfire zones had suffered dehydration, not only from habitat loss in the fires but from the drought, which had left little water in the leaves the koalas ate.
The hospital rehydrates koalas and then examines them for burns, which are treated with burn cream before being bandaged.
Workers change the dressings every three days.
The fundraising campaign is believed to be one of the most successful Australian GoFundMe campaigns, but its donations total so far is still well short of the country’s highest.
The MATW (Muslims Around The World) Africa Project with Ali Banat has raised $1.7 million since December 2015.
Earlier this month the Koala hospital told its Facebook followers to be aware of fraudulent online campaigns claiming to be raising money for the hospital, noting that only one approved campaign was active.
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