Even though our lives are currently dominated by Corona news, there are also other issues that require our attention. ragwear is still concerned about Australia and its flora and fauna, which continues to need our help.
ragwear donates to forest fire recovery in Australia
The massive forest fires in Australia 2019/20 have killed almost a billion animals and burned more than 126,000 km² of land. Slow-moving animals such as koalas were the hardest hit, because it was very difficult for them to escape the fires. Experts estimate that approximately 30% of koalas have died as a result of the fires.
Back in January this year, ragwear donated USD 5,000 to the Victoria Zoo ‘Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund’. The call for donations to support the organisation was initiated by Prague Zoo, which has a long-standing collaboration with Australian colleagues. Our donation supported veterinary emergency care and scientific intervention: research and supplementary feed for the animals that survived but whose habitats were destroyed by the bushfires. (More information: https://www.zoo.org.au/fire-fund/)
However, ragwear would like to continue to help, which is why 100% of the income from our “Love your Koala” t-shirt will also be donated. So get your koala t-shirt and join us in supporting the creatures that still urgently need our help in Australia.
Good News from Australia: Adopted Koala healthy again!
ragwear is also pleased to report good news from the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia. We adopted two koalas there and supported their rescue with our donations. At the beginning of April the good news came that ‘Anwen’, who was the first Koala female to be brought to the Koala hospital, could be released back into the wild. Anwen is about 4-5 years old and had severe burns to her paws, arms and fur. For months she sat quietly in a basket in the intensive care unit. Once her wounds had healed sufficiently, she was taken to an outdoor rehabilitation centre. She slowly became active again and enjoyed moving around in her enclosure and eating leaves. At the beginning of April, she was finally released back into her natural habitat. (More information: https://www.koalahospital.org.au/adopt-a-koala)