This is the International Year of Biodiversity and we are proud to support nine projects focusing on education, anti-poaching, population management, wildlife health and habitat restoration. These projects are taking place in Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Fiji, Nepal, Tanzania and Zambia and will help protect the habitat, health and safety of a variety of animals: Asian Elephants, Regent Honeyeaters, Orang-utans, Tarsiers, Asian Rhinoceroses, Vultures, Hippopotamuses, Chimpanzees, African Elephants, African antelope, lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Fijian Crested Iguanas, and Sumatran Tigers.
Taronga Field Conservation Grants Program 2010
Moving Indian Rhinos from Kaziranga National Park to Assam protects the future of this species – threatened by poaching and habitat loss – by creating a separate, sustainable population.
Helping educate school children about the importance of Asian Elephants and biodiversity, helps Sri Lankan communities to understand the need to conserve elephant habitats.
By employing local people to re-plant the Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, this project is helping to protect the Orang-utans which depend upon it for habitat.
Improving local livestock husbandry is helping to prevent the conflict with farmers that threatens lions and African wild dogs in Tanzania.
This anti-poaching campaign aims to reduce the illegal snaring and shooting of animals for the bush meat trade, which is damaging species such as buffalo, elephants and hippos.
By engaging Australian students to restore habitats, this project aims to protect the beautiful Regent Honeyeater, which is under threat from the destruction of the forests where it lives.
Fires and storms could ravage the habitat of the Fijian Crested Iguana, but by moving two groups of the lizards to other islands on the archipelago, this project insures the species against extinction.
Enhancing wildlife protection in the Berbak ecosystem with Zoological Society of London Our support for the important work of our colleagues at ZSL and in Indonesia continues to help protect tigers from poaching through direct patrolling and engagement of the local communities.
Last year Taronga’s experts collaborated with like-minded organisations and community groups around the world on exciting projects to save endangered animals and habitats.