The New Nature Foundation has won our support for the Kibale National Park again this year. The project has grown in leaps and bounds, bringing sustainable alternatives for fuel and growing affection for the local’s National Park.
Last round we gave a grant to Mozambique to extend the model developed by Dr Lucy King – integrating bee hives into fences to deter elephants. This was so successful, we are now helping bring this technology to Asian elephants with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Newcastle.
In the 90’s Taronga released Przewalski’s horse’s into the Hustai in Mongolia. Today we are working with Minnesota Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, to protect the health of this population.
Taronga has planted thousands of habitat trees and released hundreds of Regent Honeyeaters over the last decade. Now we are working with the Zoological Society of London to see how our birds are contributing genetically to the wild population.
We are proud to support one of the most successful One Health programs in the world, The Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program has arranged the protection of large areas of land, protected the Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo and brought improved health programs to local communities.
Our long term support for the South Luangwa Conservation Society in Zambia continues as snaring and poaching sees no decline over the years. Their essential work in de-snaring and veterinary intervention has saved thousands of lives.
Sawfish are a unique freshwater species, and like many Australian species are dependent on consistent water flow in rivers. Our support of Costa Rican NGO Mision Tiburon may help us understand the importance of managing our own wild rivers.
We have partnered again with Charles Sturt University and the National Trust for Nature Conservation to undertake a proactive conservation effort to stop conflict with wildlife before it becomes a way of life.
Like Australia, Madagascar is plagued by invasive Toads. Enough similarities between our landscapes exist that this work with Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group will not only help Madaagascar find a way to get rid of the toads, it may help us too.