Caring for nature is the shared responsibility of all Australians. Australia's Nature Hub is a national picture of the range of practices that are addressing the different biodiversity priorities across Australia. It demonstrates how the good work being done across Australia contributes to the Strategy’s goals and objectives, and more broadly to global biodiversity goals.

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The Australian Government’s initial $50 million Wildlife and Habitat Recovery package is providing targeted, on-ground support for fire-affected wildlife following the devastating 2019-20 summer bushfires.

National
Program
Bushfires 2019-20

In January 2020, the NSW Government released the Wildlife and Conservation Bushfire Recovery – Immediate Response plan. While the NSW Government is still determining the full impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires, this document sets out our immediate actions to support native wildlife recovery. The NSW Government’s immediate response includes:

New South Wales
Policy
Bushfires 2019-20

The Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has developed a response program to combat the impact of the 2019/20 bushfires on Victoria's biodiversity. These response and recovery actions formed the basis of the Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery (BBRR) Program.

Victoria
Program
Bushfires 2019-20

The mainland subspecies of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘨𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘪) is listed in Victoria as ‘Extinct in the Wild’, and their decline is attributed to their susceptibility to predation by foxes and to habitat loss.

Victoria
Program
Land
Species
Water

The last sign of a European Red Fox on Phillip Island was in August 2015 after 37 years of efforts to remove foxes from the Island. This eradication was ultimately successful due to the long-term commitment and dedication of Phillip Island Nature Parks and the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP).

Victoria
Program
Land
Species

The population of breeding Hooded Plovers (𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴) on Phillip Island has increased threefold in the last 30 years, making it one of the few increasing populations over the time period.

Victoria
Program
Species

Phillip Island Nature Parks is a unique conservation organisation that was established in 1996 under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 “for the conservation of areas of natural interest or beauty or of scientific, historic or archaeological interest”.

Victoria
Program
Species

Released in March 2019, the Phillip Island Nature Park's 5 year Conservation Plan 2019-2023 details a commitment to meet bold conservation outcomes outlined in the Phillip Island Nature Park's 30 year Conservation Vision ‘Beyond the Horizon’.

Victoria
Program
Strategic Planning
Land
Species
Water

Common wombat (a.k.a bare-nosed wombat, Vombatus ursinus) populations throughout south-eastern Australia are affected by sarcoptic mange, which is caused by the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei.

Tasmania
Program
Species

Little Penguins face a range of threats, in both the marine and terrestrial environment.

Tasmania
Legislation
Policy
Program
Species