06 Jan Our Hearts Are Breaking For Australia
Our Hearts Are Breaking For Australia
Our hearts are breaking for Australia as the world and I watch the horrifying destruction of the country! Australia has always been on my bucket list to visit. In fact from the time I got engaged, it was one of my top picks for our honeymoon destination…But alas, being that it was so far from Montreal, my husband said we’ll go another time…then you know how that goes. I guess that time will now be pushed back much further than I ever imagined.
Australia has always captured my imagination with it’s vast, unique landscape and wonderous animal species that are unique to that country. According to currentresults.com “Found wild only in Australia are nearly half of the country’s birds and 87 percent of its mammals. At least 93 percent of its species of reptiles, amphibians, flowering plants and conifers are unique to Australia. That amounts to 3,000 endemic vertebrate animals and 18,000 endemic plant species.” Recent news reports that a half a billion animals have perished…and there doesn’t seem to be any end in site.
Thank you to all the firefighters from there and afar that are doing battle right now, they are some of the bravest souls on the planet. There isn’t much that we all can do from here save for sending our love, support and any donations possible to the Australian non profits such as the local fire brigades, animal rescue operations and Australian Red Cross initiatives. Thanks to the Aussies from the Soul Sisters Tribe that have provided me the info and links as to where to send your donations. Here’s my website with the donation links and please watch the video on the website as a picture truly is worth a thousand words.
Half of the birds that live in Australia can only be found there. “At least 93 percent of its species of reptiles, amphibians, flowering plants and conifers are unique to Australia. That amounts to 3,000 endemic vertebrate animals and 18,000 endemic plant species.” More than half a billion animals have been killed in the fires….