Australia is a world leader in modern day extinctions
Deforestation is a key target. Every year 13 million hectares of forest is lost. That’s the size of Greece. We often think this is happening in the Amazon but Australia is ranked in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts and the only nation in the developed world to make the World Wide Funds global list of deforestation hotspots.
In this video, Professor Tracey Rogers from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW, breaks down some of the key challenges behind SDG #15.
UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science
The Centre for Ecosystem Science is a unique unit within UNSW, with excellent researchers in ecosystem science. The Centre holds a diverse range of scientific expertise in terrestrial ecology (arid zones, forests), wetlands, marine ecosystems, GIS (geographic information systems), remote sensing and the use of conservation tools. The Centre commits to continuing to develop its standing through world-leading science relevant to key issues of conservation and management. It provides support to governments, including submissions on key policy and management issues relevant to the environment.
Environment Recovery Project: Australian Bushfires
Over 46,000,000 acres burnt in the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season in eastern Australia, including South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Understanding how the environment recovers from this unprecedented fire season is an important scientific goal.
UNSW Evolution and Ecology Research Centre
Established in 2007, the Centre's purpose is to build capacity for and quality of research, including postgraduate research and supervision.
UNSW Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Astrobiology is a relatively new field of study, developing at the crossroads of astronomy, biology, geology, paleontology, physics and chemistry.
Wild Deserts: restoring the desert ecosystem
UNSW Strategy in Action 2025
UNSW Environmental Sustainability Plan
UNSW has a history of environmental stewardship across research, learning & teaching and campus operations across several decades. The Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) will build on past achievements, while raising our ambition levels to meet the environmental challenges of today.
UNSW Sustainable Development Goals 2020-2021 Report
This report outlines UNSW's performance against the SDGs over the years 2020-2021.