The devastating bushfires of the summer took an enormous toll on Australia’s wildlife. If you live in the city, you may feel helpless to support impacted animals.
But you may be surprised to learn that ten of the 113 top-priority threatened animal species most affected by the fires can be found in and around Australian cities. Some of these animals, including the Regent Honeyeater and Giant Barred Frog, may arrive in your neighbourhood in search of food, water and shelter.
To help protect these animals and other threatened species, a group of experts from RMIT University and the University of Melbourne, including researchers from the CAUL and TSR Hubs, have outlined things city dwellers can do in their own backyards to help.
These include planting native species that provide food and shelter for visiting wildlife, removing nets from fruit trees, slowing down on local roads, and reporting injured wildlife to rescue organisations. Read more in The Conversation.