$50,000 will enable FNPW to connect habitat and protect endangered native animals
To keep their populations viable, native animals need to move easily from place to place in search of food, homes and suitable partners. Unfortunately, roads, fences, cleared land and buildings have made our landscape a complex, fragmented patchwork in which only pockets of healthy native habitat remain, most isolated from each other… and the habitat of a vast array of species has vanished altogether.
Native animals like koalas, gliders, echidnas, bilbies, bandicoots and many species of birds and reptiles now have to scale fences, cross busy roads, negotiate backyards containing dogs and cats and move over entire paddocks with no tree cover, exposing them to predators. This is one of the main reasons that more than 20% of our nation’s animals – over 600 Australian species - are currently classified as threatened.
The importance of restoring Wildlife Corridors
FNPW is raising money right now to help reconnect healthy habitats such as our national parks. An example is the K2W Wildlife Corridor initiative, which runs from the towering eucalypts and ravines of Kanangra-Boyd National Park in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales to a place called Wyangala. We have a goal to restore and grow this important corridor so it also links to the natural temperate grassland of the Southern Tablelands.
We need to raise at least $50,000 to get this and other critical corridor restoration projects underway. Your donation will help us to:
· Protect and expand existing vegetation cover and wildlife habitats
· Maximise corridor width and function via re-vegetation
· Control weeds and feral animals
· Remove unused barbed wire fencing from wildlife corridors
· Provide specific habitat resources (like hollows), particularly for threatened species like Gliders and Koalas
· Encourage landholders to conserve native vegetation on their properties
· Reconnect national parks
So, we’re asking you to please give whatever you can afford to this vital appeal. With your support, we can help protect nature in a way that preserves it for generations to come. We need to Connect to Protect.
Thank you in anticipation of your valued support.
CEO – Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
Donation Amount: AU $300x 1