A cute koala chews on eucalyptus leaves

Australia Fires’ Impact on Wildlife and How You Can Help

roolandBy rooland|January 27, 2020

Since the fires in Australia began in November 2019, it has taken a colossal toll on wildlife, killing massive numbers of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and other species.


An estimated half a billion animals have been affected by the fires all over NSW, with millions of the population killed. University of Sydney ecologists peg the number of animals that died nationwide at one billion.


About a third of the koala population in NSW have also died from the recent Australia fires. If the fires drag on, habitats of frogs and birds will likely be wiped out.


According to experts, there won’t be a way of knowing the full extent of the bushfires’ impact on plant and animal life unless they can assess the fire-ravaged habitats.

Below are the species that experts say were endangered by the catastrophic bushfires in Australia:


1. Koala
2. Kangaroo Island dunnart
3. Glossy black-cockatoo (Kangaroo Island sub-species)
4. Regent honeyeater
5. Hastings River mouse
6. Blue Mountains water skink
7. Southern corroboree frog
8. Brush-tailed rock-wallaby
9. Quokka
10. Western ground parrot
11. Greater glider
12. Northern eastern bristlebird


What is Being Done?

Fire Fighters putting out fire

State and federal authorities have been in a continuous effort to combat the fires for months. Victoria just declared a state of disaster whilst NSW declared a state of emergency to grant extraordinary powers and augment government resources to put out the fires.


The Morrison government has also donated $50 million for wildlife rescue and protection as well as restoration of their habitat.


In November, the Queensland government put the entire state under emergency. More than 2,000 firefighters are battling the fires in NSW alone and countries like the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand have sent more firefighters for support.


Unfortunately, the summer season is just beginning in Australia. Temperatures are expected to soar in January and February which means it will take months before the country can have a definite relief from the fiery conditions.


Give the Animals a Chance at Survival

Change for Change.

If you have the heart for helping our anguished animal population, we need your help. Rooland is making donations to NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service, Inc. (WIRES) for the rescue and treatment of koalas, kangaroos, and other animals.


If you wish to donate to the victims of the Australia fire, head over to our Everydayhero Fundraising Page. A dollar can go a long way in saving the lives of these animals. All proceeds go to the animals 100%.