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Stories from the bushfire front lines

Read and watch the incredible stories from the field that emerged from the Australian 2019-20 bushfires.

Orphaned swamp wallaby joey at Milton Village Vet © WWF-Australia / Leonie Sii

The rescues you made possible

The catastrophic bushfires Australia experienced during summer 2019-20 are a part of our lives that will never be forgotten.


With the generous help of our supporters in Australia and around the world, WWF-Australia was able to partner with over 40 organisations to provide emergency response at scale to those on the frontlines across the country who worked tirelessly to save our wildlife.


Here are some of the stories of heartbreak, hope and recovery that you’ve made possible.



Australia's nature laws are undergoing a once-in-10-year review. We already lost so much in the fires - will you ask your local politician to protect our wildlife and their remaining homes?



Latest videos

Watch the incredible stories of hope from the catastrophic bushfire aftermath.


Rescue and Respond

Explore the stories of emergency food drops for starving wildlife, carers and vets on the frontline, the wildlife they treated and how the world came together during Australia’s 2019-20 bushfires.



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.




How we work


The response and rescue efforts as the world came together during Australia’s devastating 2019-20 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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