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PROJECTS - THREATENED SPECIES

Green Parrot Assisted Breeding Project

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Green Parrot Assisted Breeding Project

Project partners: FNPW & Parks Australia

Project focus: Threatened Species

The Ark now has a nursery Phillip Island is considered an ‘ark’ for threatened species conservation. With FNPW’s support, it’s goal is to become the benchmark for habitat rehabilitation and translocation of the endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot. In 2013 and 2015 FNPW proudly funded the Green Parrot Assisted Breeding Project with Parks Australia. The project initiated an extensive effort to save the Norfolk Island Green Parrot from extin.. READ MORE

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Community stocks Koala larder

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Community stocks Koala larder

Project partners: FNPW & Redland City Council

Project focus: Threatened Species

Over 140 volunteers plant over 3200 seedlings including 300 koala food source trees across 3 parklands at 5 events in 4 months thanks to the supporters of FNPW’s Plant a Tree for Me initiative. Listed as ‘vulnerable’ the Koala Coast Koala is one of Australia’s most significant koala populations. However, living in this urban environment has taken its toll. Since 1996 Koala numbers have declined by 80% due to habitat loss and f.. READ MORE

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Conserving Kangaroo Island's Endangered Bandicoots

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Conserving Kangaroo Island's Endangered Bandicoots

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

Project focus: 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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Ensuring Tassie Devil Survival Through Captive Breeding

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Ensuring Tassie Devil Survival Through Captive Breeding

Project partners: FNPW & Devil Ark

Project focus: Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, endangered Tasmanian Devils are being returned from the brink of extinction through captive breeding efforts on the Australian mainland, where there is no risk of infection from diseased wild devils. It's estimated that there are less than 10% of Tasmanian Devils left in the wild, due to the transmissible Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Before, Tasmanian Devils were facing extinction. Now, a viable, stable insurance populatio.. 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

Project partners: FNPW & Parks Australia: Christmas Island National Park

Project focus: 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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Fox-proofing Manly's Endangered Penguin Colony

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Fox-proofing Manly's Endangered Penguin Colony

Project partners: FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Project focus: Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, the breeding colony of Little Penguins on the NSW mainland will be better protected from foxes. The purchase of motion sensing cameras, a thermal camera, fox-deterrent lighting and nest boxes will help this endangered population recover after a vicious fox attack in 2015 killed 27 penguins. The local community rallied to support this important work, donating $20,000 to FNPW's crowdfunding campaign to fox-proof the Manly Pe.. READ MORE

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Garner's Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre Project

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Garner's Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre Project

Project partners: FNPW & Rainforest Rescue

Project focus: 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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Helping Koalas Adapt to New Habitats

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Helping Koalas Adapt to New Habitats

Project partners: FNPW & University of Western Sydney

Project focus: Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, Koalas translocated to new habitats will have better survival rates, due to research into inoculants. These inoculants aim to provide Koalas with the unique gut microbes needed to digest the different defensive chemicals of eucalypts in their new areas. Before this research, over one third of koalas died within twelve months of relocation. Now, the search is underway for an inoculant to help koalas adapt to changed die.. READ MORE

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Hope for Granite Island's Disappearing Penguins

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Hope for Granite Island's Disappearing Penguins

Project partners: FNPW & Flinders University Little Penguin Conservation Project

Project focus: Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, bioacoustics recorders will be tested as a better monitoring method for Granite Island's Little Penguins. Populations of Little Penguins are facing serious decline. On Granite Island in South Australia, numbers have fallen from 1548 in 2001 to just 22 in 2015. Just 22. Many Little Penguin populations are data deficient, so monitoring is a vital ingredient in effective conservation efforts. Before, these .. READ MORE

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Putting the Brakes on Tassie Devil Roadkill

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Putting the Brakes on Tassie Devil Roadkill

Project partners: FNPW & Wildlife Safety Solutions

Project focus: 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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Quolls Around the Monaro

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Quolls Around the Monaro

Project partners: FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife

Project focus: Threatened Species

The Spotted-tailed Quoll is the largest native marsupial carnivore left on the Australian mainland. Its population has declined to the point where it occupies just 50% of its original pre-European range. Commencing in autumn 2016, a new project funded by FNPW will aim to survey for the species in such landscapes, including private tenures, to establish where quolls still occur. To read more about this project please visit this link (http://ww.. READ MORE

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Rehabilitation of Phillip Island to support the translocation of green parrots

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Rehabilitation of Phillip Island to support the translocation of green parrots

Project partners: FNPW & Parks Australia: Norfolk Island National Park

Project focus: Land & water conservation

Thanks to your support, degraded habitat will be restored on Phillip Island due to the construction of an on-island nursery for endemic and threatened plants. A sense of ownership will grow as community members participate in running the nursery, propagating, and planting on Phillip Island. Before this, Phillip Island (6 km off Norfolk Island) was been stripped of plants and topsoil by introduced rabbits, pigs, and goats. Now that the introdu.. READ MORE

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Rising from the Ashes - the Feather-leaved Banksia

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Rising from the Ashes - the Feather-leaved Banksia

Project partners: FNPW & WA Department of Parks and Wildlife

Project focus: Land & water conservation

Thanks to your support, the critically endangered Feather-leaved Banksia Banksia brownii will receive much needed conservation attention. Banksias don't live forever, they get old and susceptible to disease. They need fire to release seeds and recruit new plants. This population of Feather-leaved Banksia is in major decline due to a lack of fire, and a regeneration burn is needed to save it. Post-fire, the local community can help monitor the rec.. READ MORE

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Seagrass Dispersal by Dugongs and Green Sea Turtles

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Seagrass Dispersal by Dugongs and Green Sea Turtles

Project partners: FNPW & James Cook University

Project focus: Land & water conservation

Thanks to your support, research is underway into the link between endangered Green Sea Turtles, vulnerable Dugongs, and seagrass, to increase survival rates for all. Floods and cyclones wiped out 98% of the seagrass meadows between Cairns and Townsville (over 400 km!) in 2010-11, which saw a more than double increase in annual dugong and sea turtle deaths in 2011-12. Now research is underway to determine how far and effectively these marine .. READ MORE

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Strengthening Mallefowl Conservation Efforts

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Strengthening Mallefowl Conservation Efforts

Project partners: FNPW & National Malleefowl Recovery Group Inc

Project focus: Threatened Species

Thanks to your support, conservation efforts for the vulnerable Malleefowl will receive a significant boost. The National Malleefowl Recovery Coordinator position will continue to be funded, to coordinate volunteers undertaking Mallefowl monitoring on 3 million hectares of private properties across four states. Before, there was no single, coordinated approach to Mallefowl conservation across the country. Now, Mallefowl have a better chance at in.. READ MORE

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