Law and Policy

HSI ensures threatened species receive legal protection through Australian law and policies as well as international treaties. We have had key successes in protecting animals including 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 the improvement and enforcement of those laws to protect the rights of animals and prevent animal abuse and cruelty.