I came from the dream-time
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flame
I stood upon the rocky shores
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I've been
The first Australian
-- I Am Australian
As a fellow Australian, I would like to address something that has affected our country and our people. Australia has had its driest season on record, without relief from the drought and no break from the sun. There has been countless of fires raging across Australia. The world has seen it on the news and people have been donating money towards those who are affected by the bushfires.
Bushfires can lead to devastation such as losing wildlife, houses as well as people. During the time of the bushfires, there were 23 people killed with numerous of houses lost and bushland burned to ashes. Our Australian iconic animals have wiped out such as koalas and kangaroos, Kangaroo Island and Port Macquarie, but really, all over Australia we have lost thousands of them to millions of them. It is a tragedy towards our iconic animals because it could lead to extinction. But many people have been brave enough to rescue the animals and bring them to wildlife hospitals.
Here are the current statistics of Australia:
~ 10 Million hectares burned, including 5 million hectares burned in NSW alone.
~ 480 Million animals killed.
~ 5, 900 buildings.
These statistics are some I’ve never seen before and it is something horrific. Truly an awful event.
**GRAPHIC IMAGES AHEAD, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.**
To help those who have been affected by bushfires and to provide more help for the animal hospitals, please follow this link here as a list of official donation sites:
Even if it’s little or big, it can help a lot for those who are in need of help affected by the bushfire crisis.
Please help in anyway you can. Australia is on fire.
Rest In Peace to all animals and people.
My Condolences are with people who have lost their homes.
blog post written by -amosiri,
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Edited by: Vibrational