Project Updates

Blog Post - Corporate Volunteer Challenge, 8 September 2017

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites Corporate Supporters, Workplace Giving Partners and Guests to sign up a team for this unique opportunity to volunteer, network and get their hands dirty.  

Blog Post - Virtual Fences Saving our Wildlife

Written by Jack Swanepoel, Founder of Wildlife Safety Solutions.

In 2015 FNPW granted $15,000 to Wildlife Safety Solutions to trial a revolutionary new technology that could dramatically lower roadkill rates of the endangered Tasmanian Devil and many other native animals.

Introduced to Australia by Sydney-based Wildlife Safety Solutions, “Virtual Fencing” is an active electronic protection system that prevents animals from crossing the road when a vehicle is approaching.

Blog Post - Regenerating the Feather-leaved Banksia

Written by Rebecca Dillon, Research Scientist, DPaW.

In 2015 FNPW granted $14,620 to the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) in Western Australia to prevent the extinction of the Feather-leaved Banksia.

A population of the critically endangered Feather-leaved Banksia in Western Australia is currently undergoing major decline. The area in which the population occurs is long unburnt and largely consists of very old plants that are senescing (deteriorating with age) and becoming vulnerable to attack from aerial cankers (fungi).

Blog Post - Project Update on Tasmania’s Snow Skinks

Written by Dr Erik Wapstra, University of Tasmania.

In 2012, FNPW funded a project modelling the consequences of climatic changes in alpine and lowland Snow Skinks. This extensive project is most of the way through its fieldwork and will result in five peer-reviewed articles.

Shifting climates are set to affect a diverse array of species, with many species predicted to become extinct. The threat to worldwide biodiversity must be met with effective ecological management and well informed conservation work. Physiology, behaviour and ecology are key aspects of species biology which are likely to play vital roles in mediating species responses to climate change. Predictive models allow an accurate representation of the processes governing a species’ response to climate change.

Blog Post - Planting Food for Redland’s Koalas

Written by Lisa Malone, Extension Officer-Bushcare, Redland City Council.

In 2015 FNPW continued to support community planting days in Brisbane to benefit Koalas, by granting $5,600 to Redland City Council.

Since 2010 FNPW have been supporting these planting days, which help grow wildlife corridors and offer more food sources to the local, vulnerable Koala population. 


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