Give an AWC eGift this Christmas

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Send an AWC eGift this Christmas and help save Australia's wildlife!

Give a tax-deductible Christmas eGift to a friend or loved one to help support the AWC team across Australia and provide a more secure future for our threatened wildlife.

Follow the links below, and you will have the option to either email an eGift certificate to the gift recipient, or you can also print out a copy of the eGift certificate to give to the gift recipient in person this Christmas.

Eastern Pygmy Possum Nest Box - $25

Over the 2016 Christmas period, AWC will release 30 Eastern Pygmy Possums at North Head Wildlife Sanctuary in Sydney. Currently extinct on North Head, the return of the threatened Eastern Pygmy Possum is a critical step towards restoring biodiversity in Australia’s largest city. An important pollinator, the Pygmy Possum will help maintain the health of the largest remaining patch of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. The Pygmy Possums will be released into specially prepared nest boxes.

This Christmas give the gift of a custom-made nest box for an Eastern Pygmy Possum


 

Teach Quolls not to eat Cane Toads - $50

Over Christmas and early into the new year, AWC field ecologists at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the central Kimberley will distribute Cane Toad sausages which, when eaten by our resident Northern Quolls, will make them feel sick. The Quolls will not be harmed, but will instead develop an aversion to the taste of Cane Toads. When the far more poisonous Cane Toads arrive, our Northern Quolls will have been trained not to eat them.

This Christmas give the gift of one batch of 60 Cane Toad sausages to be deployed at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary over the next two months to teach Northern Quolls not to eat Cane Toads.


Fauna survey in the Artesian Range - $100

Early in the New Year, AWC field ecologists will be based at the David Attenborough Field Research Station in the remote Artesian Range, located in the Kimberley. This is the only part of mainland Australia to have suffered no faunal extinctions since European settlement. The Research Station hosts important scientific research and biological surveys for rare and endemic species such as the Monjon, the Golden Bandicoot and the Wyulda. Your support will help us protect this lost world and its extraordinary wildlife.

This Christmas give the gift of a cage trap used to survey Wyulda, as part of a fauna survey based at the David Attenborough Field Research Station in the remote Artesian Range.


Tracking Bilbies at Mt Gibson - $250

Over the Christmas period, AWC field staff will be airlifting 20 Bilbies from Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (western NSW) to Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary (south-western Australia) for release into a massive (7,800 hectare) feral cat-free area. The return of Bilbies to south-western Australia for the first time in decades is part of our ongoing effort to restore wild Bilby populations across Australia. The success of the translocation depends in part on effective monitoring, for which AWC require special tail-mounted radio transmitters for the Bilbies.

This Christmas give the gift of a tail-mounted radio transmitter for one Bilby at Mt Gibson, to enable AWC field staff to monitor Bilbies translocated from Scotia to Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary.


Return Mala to Central Australia - $200

At Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, in Central Australia, AWC field staff are establishing the largest feral cat and fox-free area on the mainland. When completed, populations of Mala and other endangered mammals will be reintroduced. One of Australia’s most endangered mammals, the Mala are an important totemic figure for the Warlpiri traditional owners of Newhaven. With your support for this major infrastructure project, Newhaven will once again be home to Australia’s largest wild Mala population.

This Christmas give the gift of boosting the Mala population by five individuals at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, by supporting the establishment of the largest feral cat and fox-free area on mainland Australia.


Save Running River Rainbowfish - $300

Without intervention, the Running River Rainbowfish may be extinct before the end of 2017. However, AWC and the University of Canberra are taking decisive action, translocating a population of the Running River Rainbowfish into two secure creeks at Mt Zero-Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary. Thank you for helping to secure the only remaining protected habitat for the Running River Rainbowfish.

This Christmas give the gift of sponsoring a section of creek on Mt Zero-Taravale, the only secure habitat for the Running River Rainbowfish, to help prevent their extinction.


 

Help Fight Kimberley Wildfires - $450

AWC field staff in northern Australia are on high alert, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to fight hot wildfires that destroy habitat for endangered species. Preventing wildfires is a critical step in retaining old growth spinifex (unburnt for at least three years), an important resource for Gouldian Finches. In October 2016, the Kimberley team helped extinguish a fire that had burnt more than 1.15 million hectares.

This Christmas give the gift of buying protective clothing for AWC land managers fighting wildfires in the Kimberley, as preventing wildfires is a critical step in retaining old growth spinifex which is an important resource for Gouldian Finches.


 

Airlift Numbats to Mt Gibson - $750

With fewer than 1,000 Numbats remaining, they are on the brink of extinction. During the 2016 Christmas period, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) will conduct two translocations of Numbats to Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary in WA’s mid-west. One group of Numbats will be airlifted from Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary in western NSW, while another group will be translocated from the Perth Zoo breeding program. Mt Gibson will ultimately host a population of over 200 Numbats.

This Christmas give the gift of paying for one Numbat to be airlifted from Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary in NSW to Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary in WA, as part of a recovery program to boost the population of this threatened species.