Our Legacy Species

In 2016, Taronga launched its legacy for the future and for the wild. We’re dedicating the next 10 years to the conservation of 10 critical species. Five are native to Australia, like the Platypus and the Bilby, and five are on the brink of extinction in Sumatra – a biodiversity hotspot of critical natural importance right on Australia’s doorstep.

We believe that with your help, every species can not only survive but thrive. Help us raise $1 million dollars to kick-start a lifetime commitment to conserve these 10 precious species.

Marine Turtles

All seven of the world's Marine Turtle species are under threat from plastic pollution and climate change.

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Sumatran Rhino

There are fewer than 100 Sumatran Rhinos left in the wild, as a result of poaching for the illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss.

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Greater Bilby

Bilbies are losing their habitat and are vulnerable to feral predators like cats and foxes.

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Sun Bear

Sun Bears are vulnerable as a result of poaching for the illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss.

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Pangolin

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, regularly traded by the tonne for the illegal wildlife trade.

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Regent Honeyeater

With 300-500 left in the wild; Regent Honeyeaters are critically endangered, their wild ironbark homes lost to human development.

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Corroboree Frog

Corroboree Frogs are critically endangered with as few as 50 left in thewild, threatened by the deadly chytrid fungus.

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Sumatran Tiger

There are as few as 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, critically endangered as a result of poaching and habitat loss.

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Asian Elephant

Asian Elephants could disappear from the wild in 20 years, endangered as a result of habitat loss and poaching.

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Platypus

The iconic Platypus is vulnerable as a result of habitat loss and by-catch from yabby trapping.

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