Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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Dates / Project duration

October 2020 - July 2026 / 70 months

Field of action :

Combating deforestation

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Project sponsor(s) :

Nature Foundation


The project will help landholders replant and restore 20 hectares of their native vegetation that was burnt during the 2019-20 Kangaroo Island bushfires. This native vegetation has a very important role helping the ecosystem to recover, creating habitat for important wildlife species, building protection for stock, preventing soil erosion, improving water quality, reducing the rate of soil salinity and restoring amenity values.


The plants will be grown at the Kangaroo Island Native Plant Nursery. All plants will be grown from seed or plant material collected on Kangaroo Island to ensure they are suitable for the location. Landholders will be advised on the most suitable species to be planted in their area and the best revegetation techniques to use on their property. They will be assisted to protect the seedlings following planting.