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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.

Malleefowl Release Monitoring

This project supported efforts to repopulate the mallee landscape with these precious native birds, by monitoring Malleefowl after they had been released into the wild.

Free-Ranging Corroboree Frog Nursery Project

A disease caused by Chytrid Fungus has made this Australia’s most endangered frog, but by placing zoo-bred eggs in fungus- free ponds in the wild, this project may ward off extinction.

Primate Reintroduction Surveys

Before a group of critically endangered Hatinh Langurs, which had been bred in captivity, were released into the wild, vital surveys helped ensure their reintroduction would be a success.

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