The koala is the quintessential Australian animal, known globally, much loved and facing a crisis. Koalas already faced potential extinction before the bushfires because of deforestation, but the fires pushed koalas to the brink. WWF-Australia is determined to turn this tragedy around, and we need your help. With the right investments and decisions, our plan is not just to bring koalas back across eastern Australia but to give them the chance to thrive. Plus, for every koala we assist, we help hundreds of other species. We are working to ensure that no injured animal has to travel more than two hours to receive veterinary care. To achieve this, we will need to invest in bolstering the capacity of wildlife hospitals in priority areas, starting with hospital upgrades, a and a new state of the art wildlife hospital. We are engaging in bold and innovative projects including drone seeding to replant and restore koala habitat - connecting a network of wildlife corridors along the east coast to allow koalas to move freely and easily through fragmented landscapes. As a next step, we’re also working with landholders to protect and restore koala habitat on private land by incentivising the creation of koala safe havens and advocating for stronger laws and protections for koalas and the places they call home.