The bushfires in Australia have been just terrible to the wildlife of that continent. According to the publication Eos, an estimated one billion animals have been killed so far. “Relief efforts have just begun after fires on Kangaroo Island, whose landscape was called ‘apocalyptic’ by the Humane Society International,” Eos says. In a particularly hard-hit portion of the island, one living koala was found among thousands of carcasses of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and birds.
A big tip of the hat to Echo Resorts for stepping forward to provide some help. Echo Resorts in Sabah has pledged to donate 30 percent of their hotel booking proceeds booked online to Wildlife Rescue Australia (WIRES).
Echo Resorts comprises Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort on Gaya Island and the newly opened Borneo Eagle Resort on Pulau Tiga in Sabah, East Malaysia. Thirty percent of proceeds from all new bookings for Echo Resorts coming in from January 7 to 31, 2020 will be donated to WIRES. This is valid for stays booked till June 30, 2020 and applies only to bookings made through the official website: www.echoresorts.com. All proceeds from the online Echo Store selling made-in-Borneo products at the Resorts will also go towards WIRES.
WIRES is an organization dedicated to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
Gillian Tan, Echo Resorts Owner Representative, remarked, “We, at Echo Resorts, like everyone else around the world, are absolutely devastated at the loss of lives and animals caused by the raging fires in Australia. We hope that our proceeds will help in some way to contribute to the wildlife rescue efforts. Our hearts go out to Australia and we urge our guests to join us in this spirit of solidarity.”