Many animals in the wild are facing extinction. With community support, Perth Zoo can further increase its contribution to wildlife conservation, providing increased opportunities to conserve threatened species and habitats. To achieve this, Perth Zoo’s fundraising program Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) provides funds to support threatened species in the wild.
Did you know…
- More than 1,500 Australian animals and plants are threatened with extinction
- It is estimated that as few as 6,300 Sumatran Orangutans are left in the wild
- It is estimated as few as 4,000 Javan (or Silvery) Gibbons are left in the wild
- There are now fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild
- Found only in Papua New Guinea, as few as 200 Tenkile Tree Kangaroos remain in the wild
- The African Painted Dog, once widespread across Africa, is now reduced to small, scattered populations totalling no more than 2,500 individuals
- Two Australian frog species have been lost to the deadly and highly contagious Chytrid fungus in recent years, with over 50% of Australia’s threatened frog species infected with the fungus
Money raised through Wildlife Conservation Action will help Perth Zoo directly support Silvery Gibbons, Sun Bears, New Guinea Tree Kangaroos, African Painted Dogs, Sumatran Orangutans, Tigers and Elephants and West Australian native species in the wild and enable the community to become an important link in the conservation chain.
It is easy to make a difference.
Look what your donation can do…
$10 can provide one rescued orangutan with nutritional food for one week
$30 can buy a pair of boots for a member of an anti-poaching unit in Sumatra or Africa
$50 can fund the wage of a Wildlife Monitoring Leader – local people trained to lead Tree Kangaroo surveys in the mountains for a week in Papua New Guinea
$70 can contribute to life saving veterinary supplies including anaesthetics, anti-biotics and vitamins/minerals for African Painted Dogs in Africa
$100 can help purchase vital wildlife monitoring equipment
$200 can help buy an anti-snare and radio collar for an African Painted Dog
$500 can build a research hut at a wildlife monitoring site in Papua New Guinea.
Perth Zoo covers all administration costs for Wildlife Conservation Action so 100% of your donation goes to projects on the ground.
Perth Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Action Success Stories
Thanks to the generous support of the community, approximately $305,000 was raised in 2011-12 to support the conservation of threatened species in the wild. Since Wildlife Conservation Action began in June 2007 more than $1.5 million has been raised under this fundraising program. Funds were primarily raised through generous donations and fundraising by the WA public, schools and businesses. To find out more about the conservation projects supported click on the links below: