Australia’s continuing bushfire crisis has taken a devastating toll on wildlife, with huge numbers of animals being killed or losing their habitats during the crisis. It has been estimated that more than a billion animals have died, with many vulnerable populations being pushed closer to extinction.

After reading about this and wanting to help, I reached out to the amazing folks at GIPHY who were immediately onboard with the idea of working on an Aussie Animal bushfire relief project. Together we've created a series of animated stickers that put some of Australia's lesser known and most vulnerable populations in the spotlight. 
I will donate my commission fee for this project of $2500USD (about 3700AUD) to the 'Glossy Black-cockatoo recovery program,' ‘Strategic Bee Rebuild & Recovery Fund’ and the Kangaroo Island Dunnart fundraiser, as Kangaroo Island was one of the most hardest hit places by fires in Australia.
Check out all my stickers below. You can use them in stories on social media by searching the hashtag #AussieAnimals or text them to your friends using the GIPHY app! 

Glossy Black-cockatoo
It has been estimated that 75% of the Kangaroo Island Glossy Black-cockatoos habitat has been destroyed. 
Money raised from this project will be donated from this project to the Glossy Black-cockatoo fund. you can donate here. Read more about what is required to help save these beautiful birds from extinction here.
Green Carpenter Bee
It is likely that after the most recent fires, that this shiny green bee has been pushed closer to extinction, as it inhabits Kangaroo Island, which has been drastically impacted by fires.
Money will be donated to the 'Strategic Bee Rebuild & Recovery Fund' to help rebuild the bee's habitat.

Kangaroo Island Dunnart
The already endangered Kangaroo Island Dunnart is an endemic marsupial, found only within remnant bushland of the islands west end, its entire habitat has been burnt, all known monitoring sites have been burnt, the species may now be on the very brink of extinction.
Money from this project will be donated to the Kangaroo Island Dunnart fundraiser
Regent Honeyeater

The regent honeyeater was already one of Australia’s numerous critically endangered animals before recent bushfires spread through several of its remaining habitats. 
Please consider donating to Woodland Birds for Biodiversity here to help with their conservation efforts.
Grey-headed Flying Fox
The grey-headed flying fox is a megabat native to Australia. Many of these beautiful bats have been struggling to cope during the increasing heatwaves. There have been huge volunteer efforts to help maintain their populations.
Head on over to 'Adelaide Bat Chat' to see how you can help these gorgeous bats or donate via their website.
Alpine Bog Skink

This amazing little skink is at particular risk of being completely wiped out after the recent fires as it was already endangered, and the alpine areas of New South Wales and Victoria have been terribly affected. Read more about the skink and how you can help here.
Pygmy Possums
Mountain Pygmy possums are one of four pygmy possum species. There are fewer than 2000 left in the wild. They're so adorable and small, and need your help! Read more about how you can help this critically endangered population.
Western Swamp Tortoise
The Western Swamp Tortoise is one of Australia's most endangered reptiles. It has the smallest surviving population of any Australian reptile! Read about conservation efforts for this teeny tiny tort right here
Hooded Plover
The Hooded Plover lives on sandy beaches and eats tiny invertebrates. They lay their eggs in shallows and sand dunes. This bird is listed as vulnerable and critically endangered in different states. Read more about it here. Donate to Birdlife Australia here to help with conservation.
Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby
The Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby's population has recently been drastically affected by fires. You might recognise this little friend from photos of it eating carrots that were dropped from the sky to help stop them starving from lack of natural food sources after the fires.
Read about how you can help by volunteering or donating here
Southern Corroboree Frog 
The southern corroboree frog is one of Australia’s most endangered species. Fires have burned their habitats and it's not yet known what affect it's had on their small population. You can read more about this fabulous little frog here.
Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish
This purple-clawed tail flipping friend is critically endangered. These incredible little critters live in burrows, rather than rivers, lakes or dams like other crayfish do! Read more about this fun little fellow here, and the conservation efforts being done to save it.
Echidnas are known for their hilarious and bold walk. They are also also one of few monotremes on Earth! A mammal that lays eggs and feeds its young milk. While Echidnas aren't not endangered in Australia, individuals are at risk from dog attacks, natural disasters and motor vehicles. Read more about Echidnas here.
Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
The northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of three extant species of wombats. It is one of the rarest land mammals in the world and is critically endangered. Read more about it here​​​​​​​.
Eared Worm Lizard
The Eared Worm-Lizard is an endangered legless lizard species endemic to south-eastern Australia. It was also only recently discovered! read more about it here
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