The not-for-profit Australian Geographic Society is dedicated to supporting the country’s unique wildlife. Through its members, the Society raises funds for threatened and endangered species, and sponsors conservation, adventure and environmental projects.
Every surviving population of long-nosed bandicoot is worth celebrating. But the tiny community at North Head, in Sydney Harbour National Park, is particularly special. The species has suffered huge losses in the region and is already extinct from places where it was once abundant. Attacks by foxes and domestic dogs and cats, and being hit… View Article
One of our most stunning birds urgently needs your help. The regent honeyeater was once plentiful along Australia’s east coast from Brisbane to Adelaide. Now critically endangered, it’s disappeared from SA, is rarely spotted in Queensland and is clinging to survival in small areas of remnant woodland in NSW and Victoria. The main reason for… View Article
The grassland earless dragon – one of Australia’s most stunning lizards – was once widespread in south-eastern Australia. Now just 1 per cent of its original population survives. Some occur in the ACT, and individuals have been found at locations near Cooma, NSW. But it hasn’t been seen in Victoria since 1969. Vast areas have… View Article
Help the AG Society fund a berth for a marine scientist abroad the Great Barrier Reef Legacy (GBR Legacy) 2018 program.
AVERAGING ABOUT 32kg and growing to more than 1m in length, the northern hairy-nosed wombat is Australia’s largest wombat species. Compared with the common wombat, it has longer, pointed ears, softer fur and a broader muzzle fringed with whiskers. Its numbers have been falling for many years due to competition for food with sheep, cattle… View Article
Help our playtpuses! BECAUSE THESE iconic Aussie mammals often live near our most populated areas, platypuses face increasing pressure from the destruction and degradation of aquatic habitats. Threats include land clearing, altered flow regimes, illegal use of yabby traps, pollution and construction of dams and weirs. There is growing evidence of population declines and even… View Article