Australian Museum statement on 2019/2020 bushfires
The Australian Museum team is devastated by the impact of the fires ravaging our communities and our wildlife. Australian Museum scientists are dedicated to understanding and conserving our biodiversity and are overcome by the scale of loss we are witnessing.
Field sites researched by our teams have been lost in the fires but we are committed to resuming our research and providing conservation advice to Government as soon as it is safe to re-enter the affected areas. With an estimated 500 million+ loss to our native wildlife species, our thoughts also go out to the many communities impacted.
In 2020, the AM will continue to support effective responses to the climate crisis through its public outreach and exhibitions.