Additional funding for research on bushfire impacts on wildlife

3 March 2020

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $2 million in scientific research through the Threatened Species Recovery Hub to help guide wildlife recovery efforts and habitat rehabilitation strategies following Australia’s bushfire crisis.

I have today approved the funding as part of the National Environmental Science Program via the University of Queensland to assist with on-ground post fire surveys, the monitoring of species recovery, reviews of species and ecosystem responses to fire and management actions, and the assessment of fire impacts on invertebrate species.

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub includes a range of Australia’s best landscape ecologists and has strong partnerships with more than 200 on-ground partner organisations, including all levels of government, communities and industry.

The funding builds on the Morrison Government’s response to the ecological tragedy left by the summer’s bushfires and is part of the Australian Government’s long-running commitment to applied environment and climate science, and will be delivered under the National Environmental Science Program.

Further information about the Threatened Species Recovery Hub is available at: http://www.environment.gov.au/science/nesp/hub-threatened-species-recovery