Wildlife and habitat recovery funding for Queensland National Parks

The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for the Environment

Recovery actions for threatened plants and animals in Queensland bushfire-affected areas will receive $1.95 million in funding under the Morrison Government’s $50 million Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery package.

The Federal Government’s Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel has endorsed a range of priority actions established by the Queensland Government to be funded from the $1.95 million.

Priority actions include protecting unburnt areas, on-ground assessments and emergency salvage of targeted species like the critically endangered Nangur Spiny Skink and pest and weed control in Oakview and Nangur National Parks, Bulburin National Park and Gondwana Rainforests.

To ensure we are targeting support where it is needed most, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has published the Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel’s lists of 119 animal species, 471 plant species and 191 invertebrate species that are the highest priorities for urgent management intervention to support recovery from the bushfires.

This important stocktake means we now have a crucial benchmark analysis of impacted animal, plant and invertebrate species, as well as threatened ecological communities.

The Morrison Government has taken its investment in bushfire recovery for native wildlife and habitat areas to more than $200 million, recently announcing a further $150 million in funding for targeted on ground action across bushfire-affected regions, including our treasured World and National Heritage places.

To view more information about bushfire recovery visit: https://bit.ly/2M15zwD

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