6 June 2020


About the Fund

We have been touched by the generosity of so many of our supporters and partners in Australia and around the world during this national disaster. We are providing an immediate response to this bushfire crisis as well as ensuring there are long-term plans to restore what has been lost. WWF-Australia is partnering with wildlife rescue and care organisations in fire-affected states and directing funds so they can respond at scale. We have committed $1 million for immediate wildlife rescue, care and recovery - and that is just the beginning. WWF funding will also help to protect critical unburnt habitat, restore forests and damaged wildlife habitat, and support innovative solutions to help mitigate climate change, drive climate preparedness and species adaptation. The Australian Federal Government has committed an initial $50 million to protect and support wildlife affected by the bushfire crisis. While this is a welcome start, we will need significantly more funding to meet the recovery needs of Australia’s destroyed habitats and threatened species. WWF-Australia is responding to the unprecedented scale of devastation by calling for global support to establish a AUD$30 million Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund

Find out more about the Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund. Download PDF here: Trees: the forgotten heroes for our health