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Australia Ley calls on koala experts post bushfires

07:01  20 november  2019
07:01  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Koalas injured in NSW bushfires treated in couple's lounge room

  Koalas injured in NSW bushfires treated in couple's lounge room The husband and wife team behind Koalas In Care are treating koalas that have been injured or left homeless by the bushfires in NSW. Sooty, whose nose, chin and fur have been scorched, is one of 24 currently in their house.The husband and wife team behind Koalas In Care are treating koalas that have been injured or left homeless by the bushfires raging around the town.

Hero Border Collie named Bear braves bushfires to save stricken koalas by sniffing them out - and his tragic backstory will move you to tears. Animal charity IFAW shared photos of Bear in action on Monday in a post which read: 'Unfortunately 'With such an intense start to the bushfire season, it

Heartbreaking moment an injured koala emerges from a raging bushfire before a passer-by gives it Footage has been recorded of a koala emerging from NSW bushfires this week More than 100 bushfires continue to burn across NSW and QLD

Koala experts will meet in Brisbane this week to discuss how to help the native animal, which has been devastated by recent bushfires in NSW and Queensland.© AAP Images Koala experts will meet in Brisbane this week to discuss how to help the native animal, which has been devastated by recent bushfires in NSW and Queensland.

Koala experts will meet in Brisbane to map out a way to help the native animal, which has been devastated by bushfires in Queensland and NSW.

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the experts - who are meeting on Thursday - will have $3 million to spend on restoring koala habitats.

"The meeting of koala experts from NSW and Queensland will identify the best responses to the impacts of the fires and the future needs of koala populations," Ms Ley said on Wednesday.

Controversial YouTube star sells T-shirts branding NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian a 'koala killer' in the wake of huge bushfires that have killed off many of the marsupials

  Controversial YouTube star sells T-shirts branding NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian a 'koala killer' in the wake of huge bushfires that have killed off many of the marsupials Youtuber FriendlyJordies has taken aim at the NSW Premier for failing to recognise climate change as a potential explanation for unprecedented fire conditions throughout the state. The 29-year-old uploaded a video to his 339,000 subscribers on Thursday, highlighting the destruction and damage to Australian flora and fauna in the catastrophic fires and the Liberal party's response to the emergency.Berejiklian is branded a 'koala killer' in the video, with Shanks selling t-shirts with a picture of the Premier above the hashtag 'koala killer.

An unconscious koala caught in raging bushfires in Australia was rescued by firefighters. The firefighters were battling bushfires near the popular tourist town of Lorne in the state of Victoria when they found the unconscious animal lying in Wye River along the Great Ocean Road.

Koalas Are Being Treated For Burns And Dehydration From Australia's Devastating Bushfires . Australia's already-dwindling koala population is being further threatened by devastating bushfires that have burned more than 2.5 million acres on the country's east coast for weeks.

The minister wants to see an urgent list of priorities.

"While adding my personal tribute to firefighters and the communities rallying to protect homes and livestock I would also acknowledge the work of wildlife hospitals, veterinarians and volunteers caring for native wildlife," she said.

The Department of Environment and Energy is also in talks with Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is currently treating dozens of badly burnt and dehydrated koalas.

The hospital's search and rescue volunteer teams have shared heart-wrenching posts on social media showing the brutal toll the bushfires have had on koalas, and have raised more than $830,000 from online fundraising.

Koalas are listed as vulnerable in Queensland, NSW and the ACT, largely a result of habitat clearing.

Thousands of hectares of koala habitat across northern NSW and southeast Queensland have been destroyed in the recent bushfires.

Weather conditions aided firefighting efforts across NSW on Wednesday but authorities say hot winds will blow in from South Australia in the coming days.

Three more homes have been destroyed in southeast Queensland, as fire crews brace for hot and windy weather.

More than 570 homes have been destroyed in NSW this bushfire season, while 37 homes have been razed in Queensland since the start of September.

Koala mother Ainslee and her joey Rupert who won hearts around the world when they were found huddled together amid raging bushfires are set to be released back into the wild .
Mother koala Ainslee was found cradling her joey Rupert in out-of-control bushfires in Canungra in September.Mother koala Ainslee was found cradling her joey Rupert as out-of-control blazes destroyed their habitat in Canungra in September.

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