In response to the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires, we have joined forces with WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation, to support the post-fire recovery of wildlife across southeast Australia.
The Glideways, Flyways and Stepping Stones partnership project, funded by WIRES, involves a suite of coordinated, complementary and scalable projects to support wildlife and protect, restore and reconnect habitat in priority locations across eastern Australia. These linked projects are delivering credible post-fire recovery and future climate adaptation solutions through:
- Activating and bringing together local resources, skills and knowledge
- Restoring natural habitats and country to improve community and landscape resilience to future natural disasters
- Increasing future resilience of habitats, wildlife populations and regional communities through capacity building and knowledge sharing; and
- Providing integrated natural solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis.
The project will support over 22 species of wildlife impacted by the Black Summer bushfires, including endangered and vulnerable native animals such as koalas, greater gliders, spotted-tail quolls, masked owls and grey-headed flying-foxes.
The project spans a two-year period, with projects currently being implemented in the initial priority recovery landscapes of the Border Ranges & Upper Clarence, Greater Blue Mountains and South Coast regions of New South Wales.