What is #ForOurFauna?
Why join #ForOurFauna campaign?
Should I talk about #ForOurFauna & the impact of climate change on animals?
A really important part of being involved in this event is explaining the why to your community so that they can tell their families and friends, as well as choose to take action on behalf of animals. We’ve gathered together some of the clearest facts about last summer and their impact on animals to help you tell that story.
Why did these fires spark so much change?
Australia’s bushfires over the 2019/20 season were unprecedented in scale and destruction. Fueled by climate change, the hottest and driest year ever recorded resulted in fires that burned through land two-and-a-half times the size of Tasmania (more than 17 million hectares) and affected nearly 80 percent of Australians.
How did the Megafires of 2019/2020 effect animals?
Australia’s animals were not spared from the horrors of the 2019/20 bushfires with an estimated three billion animals killed or displaced from their homes. They are not alone, with animals both wild and domestic being threatened by climate change.
To better understand the impacts of climate change on animals, check out the following:
Australia holds the grim record of being the first country to oversee a known mammalian extinction as a result of climate change.
For thousands of years, generations of Melomys rubicola lived and bred on a sandy bank in the Torres Strait known as Bramble Cay. Some time between 2009 and 2014 the last of this species died.