LEADBEATER’S POSSUM WAS classified by the federal government as critically endangered in April 2015.

    In response, the AG Society raised $28,384 for Zoos Victoria and Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum (FLP) to support the conservation of this iconic Victorian species.

    Read more about our Leadbeater’s possum fundraiser here

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    Photo Credit: Esther Beaton

    AT ONE TIME, most of Australia was home to at least one of our four species of quoll. In the past few hundred years, however, the little carnivores have been reduced to fragmented populations on the edges of the mainland and Tasmania.

    Northern and spotted-tailed quolls are today endangered, while the western quoll is listed as vulnerable. In 2015, we raised $27,977 to support conservation efforts aimed at increasing quoll numbers.

    Read more about our quoll fundraiser here.

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    Photo Credit: Jiri Lochman

    BRUSH-TAILED ROCK-wallabies were once common on outcrops of the Great Dividing Range, from eastern Victoria to southern Queensland, and even onto the western plains. Today, they are in decline and colonies are sparsely distributed.

    With the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife we raised $27,632 in 2015 for captive breeding programs in New England and for reintroduction into the Shoalhaven area, south of Sydney.

    Read more about our brush-tailed rock wallaby fundraiser here.

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    Photo Credit: Shane Ruming

    THE GREY NURSE SHARK was once maligned as a man-eater along Australia’s east coast. During the 1960s and ’70s it was massively targeted by hunters, which was followed by a rapid population decline. This resulted in its listing in 1984 as a protected species, making it the first shark to be protected anywhere in the world. 

    In 2015, we raised $21,493 towards research and conservation work by the Sea Life Trust and Reef Check Australia.

    Find out more about our grey nurse shark fundraiser here.

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    Photo Credit: Justin Gilligan

    RED-TAILED BLACK cockatoo populations in Western Australia and South Australia are experiencing harsh declines due to habitat loss. There are three species under threat in WA; Baudin’s cockatoo, Carnaby’s cockatoo and the forest red-tailed black cockatoo.

    In 2015, we raised $27,648 in support of the bird rehabilitation programs at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, as well as the research carried out by the South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Project.

    Find out more about this fundraiser here.

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    Photo Credit: Bob McPherson

    ONLY SEVEN SPECIES of sea turtle inhabit the world’s oceans. Five are listed internationally as endangered or critically endangered. These marine species currently face multiple threats – rising sea temperatures, entanglement in nets, plastic, oil spills, being hit by ships and the confusing effects of artificial lights, which disorient hatchlings.

    Our most successful fundraiser of 2015, we raised $79,065 towards helping Sea Turtle Foundation scientists working on tracking, climate change and nesting and migration.

    Read more about our marine turtle fundraiser here.

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    Photo Credit: Gary Bell

AG Society fundraisers: 2015 in review

By AG STAFF | December 7, 2015

In 2015, a record $212,199 was raised for conservation through our six annual fundraisers in 2015. This is great news for these six endangered Australian species. We couldn’t have done it without AG supporters and subscribers, so thank you!