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Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Taskforce

Following the 2019-20 summer bushfires across South Australia, the Minister for Environment and Water established the Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Taskforce (Taskforce).

The Taskforce was set up to provide independent advice to the South Australian Government on wildlife recovery after bushfires.

Recovery framework

The Taskforce is providing independent advice on the coordination of activities to benefit South Australia’s wildlife and habitat recovery effort, implemented by the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia (NPWSSA), within the Department for Environment and Water.

The Taskforce has worked to deliver a coordinated wildlife and habitat recovery approach across all levels of government and non-government organisations, to deliver the best result for South Australia’s native plant and animal recovery.

The work of the Taskforce has informed the SA Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Framework , led by NPWSSA.

The Framework outlines actions required to assist the recovery of wildlife and habitat after fires, from the immediate response through to the longer-term. A series of case studies are presented in the Framework to highlight the sorts of actions that are required, and were undertaken following the 2019-20 fires.

Taskforce vision

The Taskforce will operate for 12 months. The aim of the Taskforce is to build capacity, knowledge and resources to ensure a legacy that benefits bushfire wildlife recovery in South Australia for the long-term.

Meet the Taskforce

The appointed Taskforce members represent a broad cross-section of experience and backgrounds.

There are nine members of the Taskforce, with Dr Felicity-ann Lewis appointed as Chair. Read about the Taskforce members.

Get involved

You can provide feedback or contact the Taskforce directly on

Wildlife recovery news

To read the latest wildlife recovery news visit the NPWSSA bushfire recovery webpage.

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