Calling all organisations to take part in National Threatened Species Day and Biodiversity month this September
Australia wide, we are calling on you and your organisation to GO WILD for Wild Futures by supporting Conservation Volunteers Australia’s national threatened species program, Wild Futures.
The Wild Futures program contributes to wildlife conservation in a simple yet powerful way. We have chosen to work with thirteen threatened species to which we can provide real help. When volunteers work with our recovery teams and roll up their sleeves to plant a tree, tag a turtle or repair a predator-proof fence, we know that we are making a real difference to the future of our chosen wildlife.
Threatened Species Day on the 7th September is to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936. The day enables us to reflect on what has happened in the past and how we can protect our threatened species into the future through hand’s on conservation work.
GO WILD for Wild Futures and Volunteer at sites all around Australia
Book in a corporate team now to volunteer and support Wild Futures. GO WILD, get outdoors and connect with your local threatened species through hands on actions during September’s Biodiversity Month.
There are a range of Wild Futures locations across Australia where you can sign up a team to GO WILD:
Melbourne -Woodlands Historical Park
At Woodlands, we are re-establishing an area of natural habitat that is safe from introduced predators, where captive bred endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots have been released into the site.
Sydney – Sydney Harbour National Park
Bradleys Head is home to several endangered species including the endangered Red-crowned Toadlet. Conservation Volunteers Australia is actively restoring the habitat activities through hands-on bush re-generation, and removing invasive exotic weeds.
Adelaide- Brookfield Conservation Park
Brookfield forms an integral part of a major area of mallee vegetation and is home to a number of endangered species. Conservation Volunteers are focusing on research of threatened species, including the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and their habitat.
Brisbane – Mount Mort
The Mount Mort project aims to rehabilitate essential koala habitat to ensure the successful future of our native wildlife. Conservation Volunteers are engaged in the removal of invasive weeds, planting habitat trees to reduce erosion and improve, protect and enhance the biodiversity of the area.
Perth – Manning Lake Reserve
Manning Lake is home to the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. Work involves conserving the ecological corridors as habitat for this endangered species, by removing the invasive Victorian tea tree.
Hobart – Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Conservation Volunteers are helping to establish a Tasmanian Devil Breeding and socialisation program to assist in saving this highly threatened species at Bonorong. The Tasmanian Devil is now on the endangered list, even though it was common and stable just two decades ago.
The cost is $2,000 plus GST per team of up to 10 volunteers.
Looking for another site close to you? There are many other sites available across Australia.
To sign up a team or to find out more, email [email protected]