Program: Bushfire recovery

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery

Kangaroo Island is a Key Biodiversity Area, home to a unique array of birdlife. The bushfires of 2019–20 burnt through almost half the island, directly impacting bird populations. BirdLife Australia is implementing a plan for bushfire recovery actions to save these birds and their habitats.

Birds that are endemic to islands are especially vulnerable to extinction. There are 16 birds that only occur on Kangaroo Island. The 2019–20 bushfires severely impacted these birds’ populations and habitats, and thus their ability to survive.