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Species in trouble … and lost forever

To date almost 2000 plant and animal species are in trouble or extinct. Australia has the highest rate of
vertebrate mammal extinction in the world - nearly 1 in 3 of our unique mammals are at risk of extinction.


Fauna species in trouble or extinct

38.00% Vulnerable
31.90% Endangered
17.00% Critically endangered
0.20% Extinct in the wild
10.40% Extinct
1.60% Conservation dependent

Flora species in trouble or extinct

42.70% Vulnerable
40.30% Endangered
14.30% Critically
2.70% Extinct

What’s causing the problems?

The three biggest causes of threat and extinction are:

Land clearing is a primary driver of biodiversity loss in Australia.

At the turn of the 21st century, Australia’s deforestation rate was the sixth highest in the world. Australia’s native forests now cover only 19% of the total land area. Over 40% of forests and woodlands have been cleared, mostly for agricultural expansion. About 8 million hectares of threatened species’ habitats were cleared between 2000 and 2017.

Protected areas such as national parks play a key role in reducing deforestation and protecting species.

Extreme fire weather has been getting worse across large parts of the country since the 1950s. 2019 was the driest, warmest year since records began in 1910. In the 2020 bushfires - the largest single recorded fire season for eastern Australia - 17 million hectares was burned and a more than one billion animals were killed with a significant impact on many rare or threatened animals, plants, and insects. In NSW alone, over 37% of the State’s national park estate was impacted.

2020 Fires; extent of damage to NSW National Parks

FNPW is part of the solution

FNPW Project Grants

Planning a project that will help conserve Australia’s native plants, animals or cultural heritage? A grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife could help you get your project off the ground.

Go to FNPW Grants

Fundraising for FNPW

Our supporters have come up with some incredible and innovative ways to fundraise for Australian conservation. Learn how you can get involved in fundraising in your community or in your workplace.

Interested in fundraising for FNPW?

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering is a fabulous way to build team spirit, strengthen bonds, and create memorable experiences while exploring and restoring some of our unique national parks.

Go to Corporate Volunteering

We are leaving a better Australia for our kids

Since 2020, FNPW has funded Bushfire Recovery Nurseries to help restore what was lost in the Black Summer fires. The community based nurseries are a stepping stone to regenerating national parks and areas of ecological significance that were impacted by the bushfires of 2019/2020.


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