Australian Wildlife Week

Held During the First Week of October Each Year

Australian Wildlife Week: Connecting with Nature

Overview

Australian Wildlife Week is celebrated across Australia during the first week of October to encourage a positive relationship between humanity and nature.

Unfortunately, Australia’s wildlife has suffered significant declines since European colonisation, mainly through direct anthropogenic impacts.  Land clearing, invasive species, and climate change are substantial threats to wildlife ecosystems and are key contributing factors to the loss of Australia’s threatened species.

The Society has established many projects over time help to safeguard Australia’s wildlife. The President of the Australian Wildlife Society, Doctor Julie Old, said "the Society established Australian Wildlife Week in 2019.  We hope to raise awareness of wildlife conservation issues across Australia and inspire all Australians to explore and develop a deeper understanding of these issues, gain the necessary skills to make informed decisions, and implement wildlife conservation action where possible."

Video Competition

This year, to celebrate Australian Wildlife Week, we are hosting a video competition TBA

Art Display

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