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Australian Bushfires

Recovering and restoring Australia after the devastating Black Summer bushfires.

Aerial of the Kangaroo Island bushfire aftermath in 2020 © WWF-Australia / Sii Studio

Emergency response to the Australian bushfires

Join us on the front line as we save wildlife, restore what was lost, and protect and future-proof Australia.

It’s been a year we’ll never forget. Even before the challenges of COVID-19, Australia was hit hard by the Black Summer bushfires during summer 2019-20 - the most catastrophic bushfire season ever experienced in the country’s history. So much was lost, and the impacts will be felt for years to come.


More than 12 million hectares of forest and bushland was burnt, at least 1.25 billion animals had perished, 34 lives were lost and around 2,700 homes destroyed.

At the peak of the fires, our focus was to get emergency support to the amazing frontline organisations, rescuing and caring for injured and fire-affected wildlife.

Now that the fires are out, it’s time to focus on the long road to recovery and future-proofing our country for the fire seasons ahead.

As we grapple with the global pandemic, the need for our work does not stop. In fact, nature needs us now more than ever. We continue to work safely through COVID-19 to deliver work on-the-ground with our partners. Discover what is being done in-the-field and how it was made possible.


We couldn’t do any of this work without the generosity of our supporters in Australia and around the world. Join us on this journey. Together it’s possible.





Help us continue our work in the field as we restore what we have lost. 






How we work


The response and rescue efforts as the world came together during Australia’s Black Summer bushfires.

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Working together to protect wildlife and restore habitats after the fires.

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Securing the future of Australia’s native wildlife and precious natural resources for people and nature.

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