This end of financial year, please consider a tax-deductible gift that will go directly towards the ongoing conservation of Australia’s most threatened species. Scroll down to make a direct donation to AWC, or donate on behalf of a friend or loved one and send them a special eGift Card that will help save Australia’s wildlife.
$20 will help support AWC’s bushfire recovery efforts in southern Australia. This vital work includes protecting species pushed to the brink of extinction by the bushfires, conducting much needed ecological assessments of fire impacts and releasing rescued animals back into the wild.
$50 will fund fire management across 300 hectares (approx. $0.20 / hectare), contributing towards AWC’s fire management program that covers a vast 7.5 million hectares of northern Australia. Abandoning these prescribed burns was never an option, so the team isolated themselves so they could deliver this vital program despite the extra costs imposed under COVID-19.
$100 will purchase a cage trap for catching feral cats. Feral cats are estimated to kill five million animals every night. AWC exerts immense effort to remove and suppress feral cats - the greatest threat to Australia’s small to medium-sized mammals. AWC’s network of feral predator-free areas provide safe havens in which native species can recover and thrive.
$300 will buy two animal boxes to translocate a threatened mammal to an AWC sanctuary. Our rewilding program currently supports 12 threatened mammal species, as well as locally extinct animals like the Eastern Pygmy Possum. AWC is undertaking the most ambitious translocation program in Australia’s history in an effort to save 21 mammal species from extinction.
$500 will fund a field ecologist (including vehicle and equipment) for one day. AWC is a science-based organisation and our field team is made up of more than 50 professional ecologists. Research informs all our on-ground conservation actions, allowing us to measure our ecological ‘returns’ and uncover the ecological mysteries of Australia’s wildlife.
$750 will help purchase equipment for biological surveys. AWC’s field science program is the largest in the country. Each year the science team undertakes more than 220,000 trap nights. The information gathered helps guide our conservation actions and has been used to inform the recent national Threatened Species Index for Mammals.
$1,000 will fund the translocation of one Burrowing Bettong to Newhaven. The Newhaven Wildlife Restoration Project is of global significance for biodiversity. At least 10 nationally endangered mammals will be reintroduced to the feral predator-free sanctuary, securing a significant increase in their global populations.
$2,500 will purchase a GPS collar to research feral cats ‘beyond the fence’. AWC’s main long-term objective is to establish and support populations of threatened wildlife outside of conservation fences. This can only be achieved by tracking feral cats and developing methods for reducing their densities on a large scale. AWC’s extensive research projects on feral predator ecology are doing exactly that.
$5,000 will support Indigenous Rangers for a five-day project. AWC’s pivotal partnerships with Indigenous people in the Kimberley are delivering positive conservation outcomes as well as socio-economic benefits for Indigenous communities. These partnerships allow for exchange of knowledge between AWC staff and Traditional Owners and are deepening our understanding of the region’s astonishing biodiversity.
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All donations of AU$2 or more to AWC are tax deductible within Australia. All our supporters receive our regular newsletter, Wildlife Matters and periodic e-news and are welcome to participate in AWC events and volunteer programs.