About Taronga Wildlife Hospital
The Milkywire app allows users to easily find, fund and follow “impacters” - screened grassroots NGOs from around the world working to fight extinction, save oceans, clean the planet, protect and restore forests and more. One of these “impacters” is Taronga Wildlife Hospital (TWH) in Australia. Vulnerable and endangered species, such as genetically unique koalas, are being injured by natural disasters, like the recent bushfires, and human activity such as car accidents, plastic entanglement, oil spill and habitat loss. At TWH, these sick andinjured animals receive the rehabilitation they need to be released back into their natural habitat.
Taronga takes care of around 700-1000 animals each year and is also setting up a breeding program to bring koalas back from the verge of extinction and eventually release them back into the wild once they are well and their habitat is restored.