To mark World Wildlife Day today, we’re donating $100,000 to WIRES for the rescue and rehabilitation of more koalas.
In 2022, the iconic species was officially declared endangered across most of the east coast due to diminishing habitats and climate change. This means they are now at risk of extinction.
An organisation dedicated to ensuring the protection of our animals and their habitats is WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation.
Today’s donation from The Lott by NSW Lotteries will help WIRES build a new koala rehabilitation facility in south-west Sydney.
“With koalas listed as endangered in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, key threats - including habitat loss and increased urbanisation - are driving this iconic species closer to extinction,” WIRES Chief Operating Officer Kyla Shelley said.