Wildlife Safari responds to Australian brush fires

Education director Leila Goulet said the fires have directly affected Australia’s ecosystem.

Posted: Jan 7, 2020 8:18 PM

WINSTON, Ore. – Wildlife Safari is doing what they can to help wildlife relief amid the Australian brush fires.

Education director Leila Goulet said the fires have directly affected Australia’s ecosystem. 

Like all ecosystems around the world, Australia’s is fragile and major disruption can have a large impact on species around the continent.

Goulet said it’s going to take years to rehabilitate the ecosystem in Australia, which is why the Wildlife Safari wants to encourage people to focus on protecting their own ecosystems, whether that’s by conserving water or planting a tree.

“What happens is when these wild fires aren’t occurring, when they’re over, either before or after them, it’s easy to forget all the responsible practices that we have,” said Goulet.

Goulet said they will not be taking in any animals from the fires, but she said they will campaigning for dozens of wildlife relief funds to help.

She said they will mainly support the Wildlife Warriors, a conservation project led by the Australia Zoo and Steve Irwin's family.

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