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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video

Silvery Gibbon Preparation for Release

This project created a “soft release” enclosure in a Javan forest to ease rescued Silvery Gibbons into the wild. The process resulted in the first two releases of this species ever made.

Providence Petrel Research with UNSW

To protect this burrowing bird by expanding its habitat, colonies had to be moved from Lord Howe Island. This research helped ensure the birds would stay to colonise their new homes.

Well Closure with Ecolodges Indonesia

Abandoned wells in Sumatra have become death traps for wild animals, particularly young elephants. This project closed 1,965 wells over 12 months and rescued two elephants.

Protection of the Fijian Crested Iguana

Taronga is helping local landowners and the Fijian government ensure a future for the endangered Fijian Crested Iguana by translocating iguanas to new locations.

Reintroduction of the Bogul with UNSW

Boguls have suffered from competing with Black Rats, which often carry disease, for food and habitat. Taronga helped work out how to give the Bogul the edge over their chief competitor.

Elephant Conservation Education

Helping educate school children about the importance of Asian Elephants and biodiversity, helped Sri Lankan communities to understand the need to conserve elephant habitats.

Protecting Borderland Cheetahs

Habitat loss in Botswana has encouraged Cheetahs to hunt livestock and so pitted them against humans. This project worked with farmers to reduce opportunities for Cheetah attacks on their stock.

Reduction of Reptile Trafficking

Stopping the turtle smuggling that feeds an illegal pet trade in the West is vital to saving endangered reptiles. This project trained customs officers to identify trafficked turtles.