Our wildlife is uniquely Australian.
Australia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful nature, and iconic wildlife found nowhere else on this planet.
We have towering eucalypt forests, home to animals, including koalas and greater gliders. Intricate river systems, where platypus hide. Rugged ranges and red earth, where wallabies bounce. And then there are our magnificent beaches and seascapes, where marine turtles nest and whales make their annual migration.
Our geographical isolation means many of these animals and plants have evolved over time and are unique to Australia.
Sadly, more than 480 of our native animals are at risk of being lost forever. Habitat destruction, invasive predators, inappropriate fires and the increasing impacts of a changing climate are pushing many of our precious wildlife to the brink of extinction. We’ve already lost more than 60 of our unique species.
WWF-Australia is working in partnership with Traditional Owners, communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to protect our threatened wildlife, restore their habitats and turn the tide on our extinction crisis. This work is only possible thanks to our incredible supporters.
Together, we can Regenerate Australia and save our unique wildlife.