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Greater Bilby

The Greater Bilby is an iconic threatened marsupial that was once widespread throughout arid and semi-arid Australia. However, over the last 200 years there has been a catastrophic decline in the population, and this decline is continuing.Today,their distribution has declined to about 80% of the original range. Remaining populations are small and fragmented, restricted to areas in the Gibson, Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, parts of the Pilbara and south-western Queensland. Due to this, the status of the Greater Bilby is now nationally classified as ‘vulnerable’.

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

The Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo are endemic to Western Australia, which means they are found nowhere else in the world. Once widespread and highly mobile, the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo is now classified in Western Australia as ‘rare or likely to become extinct’ and is federally listed as ‘Endangered’

Protecting wild Sun bears and Moon bears in Vietnam and Cambodia

Southeast Asia’s bears are highly threatened by a rapidly developing, resource-hungry human population from across the globe. Despite being large and charismatic carnivores, research and conservation of Sun bears and Moon bears (also known as Asiatic black bears) remains largely neglected, with little known of their wild status and few targeted efforts being made to ensure they survive into the future.


In April 2012, the combined Koala populations of Queensland, NSW and the ACT were listed as vulnerable under Commonwealth threatened species legislation. Koalas in these states face many threats, including habitat loss, clearing and degradation; drought; fire; climate change; predation by dogs; road kill; disease and inbreeding. In 2010, the Koala population in NSW was estimated to be 21,000 individuals, a 33% decline since 1990.

Komodo Dragons

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the world’s largest lizard, only occurs on five very small Indonesian islands: Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, Nusas Kode and Flores in the Lesser Sunda region.

Regent Honeyeater Breeding program

Wild populations of the Regent Honeyeater have declined mainly due to the clearing and fragmentation of woodland and forest containing its preferred Eucalyptus species. Long term recovery of the species requires a landscape approach to conservation involving the retention of ‘key’ eucalypt species

Community-based conservation of Madagascar’s spiny forests

Madagascar sustains one of the world's highest priority biodiversity hotspots with exceptional species diversity due to 165 million years of isolation. The xerophytic spiny forests of southwest coastal Madagascar contain extremely important biodiversity, but it is being systematically converted for agricultural use and firewood.

African Wild Dogs

Taronga supports the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (CRU) to undertake the Ruaha Carnivore Project in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. RNP supports the third largest population of African Wild Dogs and is only one of six populations that are likely to be viable long term.

Maiko-Tayna Kahuzi-Biega

Taronga and the Jane Goodall Institute support conservation in Maiko-Tayna Kahuzi-Beiga (Maiko). Maiko, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is rich in African biodiversity and home to Chimpanzees and the entire Eastern Lowland Gorilla population. Our support assists activities including education, health care, and family planning, income for local communities and employment of eco-guards to conduct patrols and protect the forest. Read more here.