Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) is pleased to be partnering with Gold Coast City Council and Wildcare Australia to prepare a koala conservation plan for the Elanora-Currumbin Waters area. This project aims to increase community awareness of threats to koalas and improve prospects for koala survival in our local area. We are working together to develop […]
Animals & Conservation
They’re Calling on You
What’s the story? Coltan is a metallic ore that is mined both in and out of Africa and can be found within many electronic devices such as mobile phones. The mining of coltan within the Congo River Basin is contributing to forest loss and unrest in the region, and is accelerating the loss of mountain […]
Don’t Palm us Off
The United Nations has warned that orang-utans could be extinct within a generation. Palm oil production is the single biggest threat to their survival. Its rampant cultivation is destroying rainforest habitat at an alarming rate. The simple fact is that Australian Consumers can’t tell whether they are contributing to this crisis because palm oil is not labelled on most food products – often labelled as ‘vegetable oil’.
Perth Zoo Tiwest Night Stalk
The concept for the Great Australian Marsupial Night Stalk was developed by Perth Zoo in 1999. It has run every year all around Australia since then. In 2008 the Tiwest Night Stalk program grew to include all species’ sightings – birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
Hamilton Zoo – Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park
Restoring 60 hectares of land back into its former glory is no easy task but thanks to the efforts of Hamilton Zoo, other local agencies, and the community, the rich ecological diversity of the Hamilton Basin can now be rediscovered and enjoyed by generations to come…
Human–Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: Schools Awareness Programme
Human-elephant conflicts result in an average of 150 elephant and 65 human deaths each year in Sri Lanka, and a shift in human attitude has been identified as one of the key strategies to address this problem. Auckland Zoo is helping to deliver the ‘Schools Awareness Programme’ to thousands of children in Sri Lanka.