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Aussie Ark Announce New Conservation Programs

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: June 1, 2021 11:40 pm

Aussie Ark New Programs

The tiger quoll is one of the two species gaining protection as part of the Aussie Ark Conservation programs

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark will add two new species to their conservation programs for endangered species thanks to the support of Volkswagen, one of the world’s leading car manufacturers.

A commitment of $500,000 will allow Aussie Ark to add two additional species to their umbrella of protection. These two new additions will be the squirrel glider and spotted-tail quoll. Both of these species faced devastating impacts during the 2020 bushfire season and are under threat from feral predators.

Aussie Ark New Programs

The squirrel quoll is one of the two species gaining protection as part of the Aussie Ark Conservation programs

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

With the support offered by Volkswagen Aussie Ark will be able to construct purpose-built breeding facilities which can house critical insurance colonies of these two species. One established populations from these colonies will be returned to the wild in feral free sanctuaries.

“Aussie Ark is so thankful to Volkswagen for their support and belief in the Aussie Ark mission. It is so important for our community to work together to support conservation – that includes public and private sectors!” says Tim Faulkner, Aussie Ark President. 

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VGA managing director Michael Bartsch said that the company, which had received a number of meritorious proposals, anticipated ongoing involvement in the “protracted recovery of our country from the Black Summer disaster”.  

“VGA looks forward to working with our new partners and playing its small part in reviving native flora and fauna.”

Aussie Ark was established ten years ago as Devil Ark to save the Tasmanian Devil. Since then their mission has expanded to work towards rewilding Australia and returning their sanctuaries to the state they were in pre-European settlement.

Aussie Ark New Programs

The tiger quoll is one of the two species gaining protection as part of the Aussie Ark Conservation programs

Photo Credit: Aussie Ark

Learn more about Tiger Quolls here – Tiger Quoll Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Squirrel Gliders here – Squirrel Glider Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Aussie Ark on their website – Aussie Ark

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