PROJECTS - ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Conserving Kangaroo Island's Endangered Bandicoots

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Conserving Kangaroo Island's Endangered Bandicoots

FNPW & SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources:

Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoots of Kangaroo Island are the focus of increased conservation efforts. Research provides the knowledge required to help this endangered species recover. The local community is encouraged help through collecting citizen science observations, and participating in small mammal surveys. Before this project, the Southern Brown Bandicoot was thought to be in decline. Now they have the co.. READ MORE

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Convict Cottage

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Convict Cottage

FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service:

Cultural heritage

To showcase the oldest building in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, FNPW and our supporters provided $15,000 in funding to create information panels for visitors and to improve walking track access to the site at the surrounding Royal National Park. Ex-convict, Charles Gogerly lived in the cottage from 1853 which is where the name Gogerly's Cottage comes from. The house itself is believed to have been built prior to 1840. The cottage is an impressi.. READ MORE

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Expanding Christmas Island's Reptile Captive Breeding Facilities

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Expanding Christmas Island's Reptile Captive Breeding Facilities

FNPW & Parks Australia: Christmas Island National Park:

Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, reptile species only found on Christmas Island are being saved from extinction through a captive breeding program established in 2009. Since then, FNPW and our supporters have funded two projects in 2013 and 2015 to house the growing reptile populations. The building of a new reptile housing facility and the construction of eight predator-proof enclosures on the island, funded by a FNPW grant in 2013. The facil.. READ MORE

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Garner's Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre Project

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Garner's Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre Project

FNPW & Rainforest Rescue:

Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, funding burdens to feed and care for three sick and injured orphan Cassowary chicks for at least three months were lifted. This allowed the only Cassowary rehabilitation centre to remain open. Southern Cassowaries are endangered and as few as 2,000 remain in the wild. Encroaching development means that cassowaries are more frequently the victims of car strikes, dog attacks, and diseases, and orphaned chicks can starve... READ MORE

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Improving Visitor Experiences of the Swan and Canning Rivers

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Improving Visitor Experiences of the Swan and Canning Rivers

FNPW & WA Department of Parks and Wildlife:

Environment education

Thanks to your support, visitors will gain a better understanding of the natural and cultural values of the Swan and Canning rivers. An interpretation facility will be built in the Swan Canning Riverpark, with signage, art and multimedia to tell the stories of the area and particularly of its Aboriginal heritage. Before, the significant heritage of this area were not communicated to visitors. Now, its stories will be shared and increase the richn.. READ MORE

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In Search of the Enigma Moth

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In Search of the Enigma Moth

FNPW & SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources :

Environment education

Thanks to your support, the mysteries of a rare, newly discovered moth are being uncovered and the community are being engaged in conservation at the same time. Before, the community's awareness of the value of insects was low. Now, light will be shed on the newly discovered Enigma Moth and it will raise awareness in the Kangaroo Island Community about the importance of insects in their local environment. .. READ MORE

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Land for Wildlife Biennial Forum 2015

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Land for Wildlife Biennial Forum 2015

Commnity Environment Network - Land for Wildlife:

Environment education

Thanks to your support, regional volunteers who manage their own land for wildlife were able to strengthen their conservation knowledge and sense of community. By coming together for the "Land for Wildlife" Biennial Forum, volunteers from across New South Wales were able to learn from each other's experiences managing areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Before, volunteers could not celebrate their successes, exchange views, and learn.. READ MORE

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Ngurrawaana Ranger Habitat Conservation

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Ngurrawaana Ranger Habitat Conservation

FNPW & WA Department of Parks and Wildlife:

Environment education

Thanks to Aurizon Community Giving Fund partnering with FNPW and providing $15,000 to a conservation project bringing together a team of local traditional owners with parks staff in order to help threatened species recovery in the Millstream Chichester National Park (MCNP). This project is helping to control Stinking Passionflower, Passiflora foetida weed within parts of MCNP. Controlling the Stinking Passionflower will help to protec.. READ MORE

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Protecting Queensland's Cultural Heritage

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Protecting Queensland's Cultural Heritage

FNPW & National Parks Association of Queensland Inc.:

Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the indigenous and non-indigenous cultural heritage sites of 10 of Queensland's state forests will be identified. This will also provide a strong additional rationale for the permanent protection of this land as National Park. Volunteers, under the watch of scientists from the Queensland Museum, can contribute to this important work. Before, these important heritage sites in stood unacknowledged and unprotected. Now th.. READ MORE

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Putting the Brakes on Tassie Devil Roadkill

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Putting the Brakes on Tassie Devil Roadkill

FNPW & Wildlife Safety Solutions:

Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, game-changing new roadkill prevention technology is being trialled, particularly to prevent the deaths of Tasmanian Devils. Tassie Devils are endangered, their numbers plummeting from the horrific Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Before, an estimated 1,700 devils were being killed on roads each year, with any young in pouches or in dens secondary victims. Now, this new technology could see an 80% reduction in roadkill and a br.. READ MORE

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Sharing the Stories of Currango Homestead

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Sharing the Stories of Currango Homestead

FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service:

Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the stories of Australia's largest and most intact snow-belt homestead, Currango, will become accessible to visitors. This NSW State Heritage Registered site is a locus of early twentieth century high plains challenges, lifestyles and working conditions for Aboriginal people and early European settlers. Before, these significant memories and experiences were fading away. Now we can hear the stories of the past from thi.. READ MORE

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Sharing the Stories of Trial Bay Gaol

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Sharing the Stories of Trial Bay Gaol

FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service:

Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the moveable heritage collection of the Trial Bay Gaol Museum in Arakoon National Park will enter the modern age. Volunteers will work alongside Parks staff to digitise the collection, with a Registrar overseeing to ensure the data entry is accurate and to industry standard. Before some 8,000 remarkable objects, photographs and documents were at risk of being damaged, and could not be displayed all at once. Now they will b.. READ MORE

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