The Endangered Species Conservation project in Australia specifically focuses on managing a captive breeding programs. Partnered with Government authorities, universities and zoological institutions creates a structured and effective contribution to the research on wildlife in Australia. The main aim and focus of the Endangered Species Conservation facility is species that are being threatened. These include the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby and, both Northern, and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. Also, the conservation facility is the only captive breeding facility for Bridled Nailtail Wallabies in the world.
Medical care for animals is also provided by the Endangered Species centre. Injured, sick and orphaned wildlife receive treatment as part of the rescue and rehabilitation program. The ultimate goal of the program being to release animals back in to their natural habitat as soon as they have recovered and are strong enough to live in the wild. The facility also supports other wildlife carers who assist with this dedicated project.
Wildlife education programs are also offered to the local community in order to promote the need for conservation to groups, industry bodies, schools and individuals. The aim being to encourage the active involvement in the conservation of native animals. As well, the program highlights the importance of keeping a balance and maintained environment. This is to ensure the well-being of all species native to the ecosystem.
Students and volunteers are both welcome on the project. There are helpers from all over the world and they learn about Australian wildlife. They contribute to the breeding, research and education programs that are in place.
As a not for profit organisation, the facility relies on financial support from grants, fundraising, donations and membership fees. Therefore, Volunteer fees contribute to the cost of food, water and utilities including, electricity.
Volunteers contribute to the survival of endangered species living only in Australia.
Volunteers support animals in order to complete rehabilitation so they can be released back to the wild.
Volunteers work directly in the continuous care of around 100 different animals. All have varying needs and conditions. The volunteer day consists of animal welfare duties, including food preparation, harvesting and enclosure cleaning. Additional activities include enclosure maintenance, tree conservation and participation of fundraising events and community education days.
The animals volunteers will care for include;
- Bridled Nailtail Wallabies
- Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats
- Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats
- Sugar Gliders
- Squirrel Gliders
- Lizards, Snakes and Birds