In the lead up to Earth Hour this weekend, we've partnered with the Climate Council to compile a list of examples, including flying foxes, fish, bogong moths, marine turtles, possums and koalas, showing how climate change over the past year is rapidly accelerating the decline of Australia’s unique wildlife.



Published after the hottest recorded January in Australia, these examples show how millions of animals are being killed because of climate change.

 

Climate change and Australia's wildlife: Is time running out?

Climate change is here and it's having grave impacts on our wildlife now.

 

For so long the major threats to Australia's wildlife were known and well understood -- habitat loss and fragmentation, feral predators such as foxes and cats, or inappropriate fire regimes, especially in northern Australia. We've always known that the impacts of climate change were looming, but it was a problem to be addressed in 10, 20 or even 50 years.

 

However, this latest Australian summer has shown us that climate change is here and it's having grave impacts on our precious wildlife now. We can no longer think of climate change as an issue for the future, for the next generation to deal with.

 

WWF-Australia & Climate Council have produced a joint document on the impact of climate change on Australia's wildlife.

 

Read the document

 

 

Climate change and Australia\