Law and Policy

HSI ensures threatened species receive legal protection through Australian laws as well as international treaties. We have had key successes in protecting sharks, whales, sea lions, albatross, koalas, flying-foxes, orangutans, elephants and lions to name just a few. Our scientific nomination program has seen more than 70 threatened species and millions of hectares of wildlife habitat protected in Australian law. We continually advocate for improvements to those laws and for their enforcement.