Wildlife and Habitat Protection

HSI ensures threatened species receive legal protection through Australian laws as well as international treaties. Our wildlife conservation work has led to 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 law in Australia. We continually advocate for improvements to environment laws and for their enforcement. Our Wildlife Land Trust program helps protect habitat for rare and common species alike on several hundred Australian sanctuaries.