There is a great story by Paul Fox-Hughes of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on ABC News with engaging videos and insights… There is a lot that we have to do as a community to reduce the risk fire poses to the things that are important to us — but understanding how and why bushfires occur and spread is an important starting point.
An estimated 26 per cent of the greater glider population in East Gippsland, Victoria, was killed in the 2019–2020 bushfire catastrophe, when more than
1.5 million ha of Victoria’s bushland burned. This is a devastating blow to the population of the already threatened species.
The Victorian National Parks Association hopes to secure habitat for the surviving greater gliders by launching a campaign to protect Wombat State Forest, the westernmost part of the species’ range. Being designated state forest, it can be logged at any time. But the campaign hopes to protect the forest by proposing that it be turned into a new national park.
Make a difference. Please donate today. Funds raised will help save and support the greater glider population.
If you’re interested in supporting other environmental projects — we encourage you to consider the Australian Geographic Society Fundraising efforts. Check out their current campaigns.
The Australian Geographic Society announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the New South Wales and Queensland bushfire emergency for support and recovery. The Society is also appealing to its wide network of followers to dig deep and contribute to the appeal to help those directly affected by the tragedy. Money from the fundraiser will be dispersed to support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, habitat restoration and communities devastated by the fires.
There are many other environmental organisations who could use YOUR support. Find a cause you believe in and are passionate about. Make sure the organisation you choose is directly involved in projects and will quickly spend any donations received for the purpose you support.
As always — we appreciate your active participation and support of our environment… Working together — we can make a difference!