The money raised from the sale of these figurines will be donated to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal to help wildlife affected by these fires.
The Australian firefighters have been the real heroes who put their lives on the line every day to save humans and animals alike from the ravaging bushfires. Now, as a tribute to their selfless hard work and dedication, Funko Pop in partnership with Popcultcha is releasing 'Pop Vinyl’ dolls of firefighters helping koalas, reports 7 News. The money collected from the sale of these figurines will be donated to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal to help wildlife affected by these fires.
The statement on their site read, "The RSPCA are working alongside government and emergency agencies, veterinarians and local authorities to provide much-needed equipment and supplies, emergency care and identifying and assessing injured animals in need of assistance. Their work will continue for months after the fires have ceased." The figurines are priced at $19.99. "All profits from the sale of this Popcultcha Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Figure will be donated to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal through monthly payments until sold out," it continued. Because of the devastating bushfires, the koala population has dropped significantly. During a Parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday, it was revealed that 85 percent of the koala population in the Port Macquarie area. Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens MP, in a conversation with AP said, "There are so many threats that if we are going to stop this wonderful animal from becoming extinct we have to really really prioritize securing and protecting their habitat now."
Similar to the Pop Vinyl dolls, the Victorian Government has come up with a clever plan to attract hundreds of thousands of people come to the areas worst hit by the devastating bushfires. And they are doing this by inviting people to take part in a fishing competition.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority has decided to release 1,000 fish with prize-winning tags. These fish will be released in areas like East Gippsland and the state's northeast, one of the many areas which are worst-hit by the bushfires. Anglers who catch the fish with the golden tag will receive a cash prize of $10,000. However, this will be limited to 10 fish. The remaining 990 fish are pegged at $2, 000.
Jaala Pulford, the Fishing and Boating Minister told radio station 3AW, "These communities are doing it tough so we want to get almost a million anglers in Victoria to pack the bag, pack the esky, but also pack the rod and reel." The competition for the golden fishes has not begun yet and the aquatic animals will be released only when the affected areas are deemed safe.