Colloquially known as the Black Summer, November 2019 to March 2020 was a period of unusually intense bushfires in many parts of Australia. As of March 9th, 2020, the fires burnt an estimated 46 million acres and affected at least three billion terrestrial vertebrates. The vast majority were reptiles and some endangered species were believed to be driven to extinction. These bushfires forced many people to jump in and help the wildlife that survived.
Why donate to Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support?
Some medical supplies, such as flamazine burn cream, cost over $50 a tube. With thousands of burnt, injured, orphaned, and dying animals there is a need for many medical supplies. BWRS has raised funds to send bandages, eye solutions, antiseptic creams, vet wraps, needles, and more to those taking care of the injured animals. BWRS has also installed enclosures for rehabilitation of kangaroos, bats, birds, koalas, possums, and wombats. These injured animals are still under human care, and they still need medications and proper care. With your help, BWRS can continue to support the wildlife rehabilitators that are caring for the many animals affected by the fires.
AmbersNatureArt has painted and donated a canvas bag for Leesburg Animal Park to raffle off. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Bushfire Wild Rescue and Support. You can join the raffle on the Leesburg Animal Park Facebook page in December (just in time for Christmas)!
Amber has had a passion for nature and art throughout her life. Having lived in many different environments, Amber, has been constantly inspired by the beauty of wildlife for her impressionist art pieces.
Amber has many pieces of art available including paintings, canvas bags, mugs, hats, etc. You can see her pieces online at ambersnatureart.com.
How can you help?
- Support Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support’s work by donating to their Go Fund Me.
- Join our Facebook raffle for a hand painted canvas bag by AmbersNatureArt on the Leesburg Animal Park Facebook page in December!
- Follow the BWRS Facebook community page: Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support
- Find out how to donate money and supplies by emailing Jodie at email@example.com (allow time for response as she is busy caring for animals)
- If you are interested in crocheting birds nests or wallaby/kangaroo pouches: Please contact our Education Manager, Miranda, at firstname.lastname@example.org for crochet and sewing patterns.