The theme for this year’s International Day of Forests (21 March) is ‘forests and health’. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the important role that forests play in our lives and whether our national environmental laws, which are currently under review, are doing enough to ensure that future generations...
Lessons from the 2019-20 ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires
Climate change-fuelled extreme weather events are only going to become more severe and frequent. HSI, along with many other conservationists and wildlife rescuers, understand that we must do more to protect wildlife in the face of future disasters.
We commissioned BG Economics to conduct this study into the rescue and care of wildlife in the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires to provide recommendations to be considered by all stakeholders as well as guide the development our growing disaster response program.
There’s no shortage of work to do to prepare for, and respond to, these immense and mounting crises. Safeguarding Australia’s Wildlife provides a roadmap which will help guide disaster response for all stakeholders who are united in their commitment to wildlife.