Australian Endangered Species Recovery Fund Awards 10 Grants to Bushfire Recovery Research
In July 2020, WildArk, together with our partners Aussie Ark and Global Wildlife Conservation, launched the Australian Endangered Species Recovery Fund as part of the KoalaComeback Campaign to support the conservation management of species most affected by the bushfires.
The fund aimed to support organisations carrying out research projects that quantify the impact of the bushfires on Australia’s endangered species and identify urgent needs that exist for wildlife living in fire-affected areas. Species of concern include birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians listed on the Australian Government list of priority species requiring urgent management intervention.
Our panel selected ten exceptional projects and awarded grants of up to $16000 for their outcomes-based research that had measurable outcomes in the next 12 months. Much of this research includes species population surveys, protecting unburnt habitat, or implementing other critical interventions identified by species experts.