Recovery push for fire-hit native wildlife

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The platypus, spotted quoll and glossy black cockatoo are some of the native species hit hard by bushfires that Australia's governments are uniting to save.

A new program will see ten native species allocated individual funding and a coordinator to fight for their recovery from the 2019-20 bushfire season.

Each species will be designated a National Species Coordinator - a government or an non-government organisation - to manage state and local efforts across Australia's jurisdictions.

The coordinator will lead on-ground action like habitat protection, pest animal control, monitoring and research to assist their species, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley announced on Sunday.

"We know many areas were hit hard in the Black Summer bushfires and a staggering and distressing number of species were impacted, we need to continue to focus on those animals that are struggling to recover," Ms Ley said in a statement.

"By joining forces to take a national approach to their recovery, we are giving these priority species the best chance for recovery and driving collaboration and partnerships across the species' range."

Between $500,000 and $1 million will be allocated to each species for working groups to identify the priority locations and recovery actions.

The working groups will feature government and non-government organisations, scientists, species experts, landholders and natural resource managers.

The platypus coordinator is the Victorian government, which is also taking on responsibility for the spotted quoll, long-nosed potoroo, gliders and alpine reptiles.

The NSW government will coordinate efforts to save the grey-headed flying fox and brush-tailed rock wallaby.

The ACT government is in charge of the gang-gang cockatoo, while the eastern bristlebird and glossy black cockatoo are in the hands of Birdlife Australia.