Kangaroos face multiple threats including commercial and non-commercial shooting, extreme weather events i.e, drought, fire and flooding, habitat destruction, disease, vehicle strike, entanglement in fencing and restriction of movement by exclusion fencing. These factors seriously impact the health and welfare of kangaroos.

Conservation issues

The commercial killing of kangaroos

Kangaroos are exploited for their skins and bodies. The kangaroo industry is the largest consumptive mammalian wildlife industry in the world.

Climate change and kangaroos

Local and regional extinctions of kangaroos have been observed in 2019 and 2020, with kangaroo populations further decimated by devastating bushfires, floods and drought.

Habitat loss

It is widely recognised that land clearing is a primary driver of biodiversity loss. Australia is amongst the top 10 countries of the world for clearing and identified as one of seven countries that contribute more than half of global biodiversity loss.