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Climate change effects the animals in our care. Climate change effects us.

From more intense bushfires that kill iconic wildlife, to increased temperatures that lead to heat stress in beloved pets, to changes in weather patterns that effect livestock - the veterinary community across Australia is on the frontlines of climate change impacts.

This is why we care, and this is why we have a duty to take action. Climate action.


Why we care

Heat stress
Heat stress
Our supporters see countless cases of heat stress and dehydration in pets, livestock and wildlife.
Species extinction
Species extinction
Under business as usual CO2 emissions scenarios, wildlife extinction rates of between 16% to 89% have been predicted.
Water scarcity
Water scarcity
As well as rising temperatures, the southern half of Australia is experiencing long-term reductions in rainfall.
One health
One health
Climate change threatens our One Health relationship with Australia's animals.
Natural disasters
Natural disasters
Increased frequency and severtity of natural disasters such as cyclones, bushfires, floods and droughts cause untold distress to the animlas we love.
Our reefs are disappearing
Our reefs are disappearing
Climate change presents the single biggest threat to the continued existence of the Great Barrier Reef.
Agricultural productivity and viability
Agricultural productivity and viability
Climate change is changing long term weather patterns that farmers and their animals rely upon.
Epidemiology
Epidemiology
Climate change will be a factor in the epidemiology of vector-borne and infectious diseases, affecting human and animal health.

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