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Conservation

PROJECTS

FUNDING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Australia Zoo is proud to fund various national and international Conservation Projects. Our current projects are successfully helping to protect many species including crocodiles, tigers, wombats, elephants and cheetah.

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When you visit Australia Zoo, you are helping us to develop exciting new territory in wildlife and wilderness conservation. A portion of the proceeds go directly to support Australia Zoo’s conservation projects.

Cassowaries

Cassowary ConservationAustralia Zoo has partnered with Rainforest Rescue to save the Southern Cassowary!

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Cheetahs

Cheetah ConservationDespite their status as the fastest land mammal on earth, cheetahs are fast running out of time with an estimated 9,000 to 12,000 remaining in the wild. The cheetah once ranged throughout all of Africa and across all of Asia.

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Crocodiles

Crocodile Conservation

Australia Zoo, in partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ) and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, are making monumental strides in the field of crocodilian research and conservation. Steve Irwin began formal crocodile research in 1996 - his capture and study techniques remain the most advanced in the world. 

The Australia Zoo team continue Steve’s work to uncover the mysterious lives of crocodiles. This work has been greatly assisted through the use of GPS satellite tracking technology, time depth recorders and temperature recorders.  Much of the information recorded has been merged with existing information from various sources to produce incredible insights into the lives of these secretive creatures.

Currently Australia Zoo is half way through a ten year study using acoustic telemetry to boost research efficiency and accuracy in the field.  This world-renowned research project focuses on capturing and tagging Estuarine Crocodiles (commonly known as "salties") in the Wenlock River running through the newly protected Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Far North Queensland. 

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Elephants

Elephant ConservationThe Asian elephant is declining throughout its range and nearing extinction in the wild in many of the thirteen countries where it lives.

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Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve

Crocodile Conservation

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a wetland conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.

The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife, which are threatened by Cape Alumina Pty Ltd mining lease applications.

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) was acquired as part of the National Reserve System Programme for the purpose of nature conservation with the assistance of the Australian Government.

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Tigers

Tiger Habitat

Sumatran tigers like all sub species of tiger are critically endangered - Wildlife Warriors are fighting to change this. Since having tigers at Australia Zoo in 2003 we have raised and donated over 1.5 million dollars to support tiger conservation in south East Asia.

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Tasmanian Devils

Tasmanian DevilsAustralia Zoo Wildlife Warriors actively supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. The program has been implemented with the aim of finding a cure for Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); a deadly and contagious cancer that has wiped out 90% of the devil population in some areas of Tasmania.

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Tracking

Bindi and Robert release Rafael the turtleAustralia Zoo has established a number of Animal Tracking Projects that will enable our wildlife to have the greatest chance of survival.

Read about the release of Rafael, a three flippered Loggerhead Turtle, marked the launch of Australia Zoo’s Turtle Research Project.

 

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