The 2019/20 bushfire season in Australia was unprecedented. Over 12 million hectares were burnt in eastern and southern Australia and nearly three billion frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals were killed.
Climate change is making bushfire conditions more dangerous than ever, with increasing risks to people, property, and the environment. Efforts are now underway to develop prioritisation and recovery plans for key vulnerable species, enact rapid biodiversity recovery responses, and establish better adaptation options.
Bringing together perspectives from biodiversity and climate change experts, and policy makers, this webinar will focus on understanding bushfire seasons under a changing climate, preparedness for future bushfires seasons, and ongoing impacts on biodiversity.
The Climate, Fire, and Biodiversity webinar series is a collaboration between the NESP Threatened Species Recovery and Earth Systems and Climate Change Hubs.