Wildlife Extinction Crisis
Crescent Nailtail Wallaby Extinct
Australia is home to more biodiversity than any other developed nation on Earth. In fact Australia is one of the six most biodiverse nations on the planet (Source: Conservation International).
However, Australia’s wildlife is now facing an extinction crisis.
Australia has the worst mammal extinction record in the world – 27 mammals have become extinct in the last 200 years. No other country or continent has such a tragic record of mammal extinctions.
In addition, of our surviving biodiversity, more than 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and plants are listed as threatened with extinction under federal legislation. The Federal Government has also identified 3,000 ecosystems facing extinction (Source: Terrestrial Biodiversity Amendment).
Bridled Nailtail Wallabies
The challenge of saving Australia’s wildlife is now too great for Government alone. A new approach to conservation in Australia is required. There is an urgent need for organisations like AWC to help implement large-scale, practical conservation programs around Australia to provide a more secure future for our threatened animals and their habitats.
The future of Australia's rare and unique species is in our hands.
Act now and make a real difference to the conservation of threatened plants and animal species before it is too late.
Your donation will make a difference where it counts – by helping save wildlife at our sanctuaries. AWC prides itself on the responsible expenditure of your donation - with almost 90% of our total expenditure being incurred directly on conservation programs and only around 10% going to fundraising and administration combined.
Your donation is fully tax deductable.