The devastating wildfires continue in Australia and the situation looks more delicate than ever. So far, the effects on the country’s biodiversity are catastrophic and most likely irreverisble. According to the ecologists at the University of Sidney, since September, more than 480 million animals have died, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, birds or reptiles.
Australia is burning.
480 million animals are estimated to have died, in addition to 13 people.
Below are links to help the people of Australia through this terrifying time.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 2, 2020
Dramatic footages showing desperate wild animals seeking for help emerge on social media, every day. Some of them are completely heartbreaking and show the cruel reality of the climate change, while others restore our faith in humanity. On of this footages shows a firefighter giving some water to a thirsty koala. The poor little creature looks exausted, as the brave gives him water.
Scenes like this are frequently in Australia, where the wrath of nature seems to be unstoppable. Even though, people in Australia are stepping in and try to do everything in their power to aid the helpless animals. A few days ago, a desperate koala has flagged down a group of cyclists in search for some water. The touching video of the poor little thing went viral on social media!
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Another dramatic footage shows a massive group of kangaroos running away from the devastating flames in New South Wales!
— SBS News (@SBSNews) December 31, 2019
Unfortunately, the things doesn’t seem to get back soon as the authorities look powerless in front of the catastrophic events. “We’re getting a lot of lessons out of this and it’s just showing how unprepared we are,” Science for Wildlife executive director Dr. Kellie Leigh told news.com. “There’s no procedures or protocols in place — even wildlife carers don’t have protocols for when they can go in after fire.”