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