Across the continent, native wildlife populations are in severe decline: 1 in 3 mammals and 1 in 7 birds are currently threatened with extinction. Sadly, even our national parks resemble marsupial ghost towns. Australia urgently needs a new approach to conservation, but what can be done to address the key threats to our wildlife?
Discover, how Australia's largest private conservation organisation, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), is implementing a ground-breaking new initiative to save Australia's threatened wildlife from extinction at our Green Utopia Festival on Tuesday 24th September!
The presentation will leave you feeling inspired about how we can successfully halt and reverse the tide of extinctions in Australia.
AWC protects threatened wildlife and habitats across over 6.5 million hectares of land. Recognising that 'business as usual' for conservation in Australia will mean addition extinctions. To find out more, please visit: www.australianwildlife.org
Through this network of large-scale wildlife sanctuaries in remote and iconic regions, such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Central Australia and the Top End, we protect some of the nation's most iconic and endangered wildlife including:
- 72% of native mammal species
- 88% of native bird species
- 54% of reptile species
- 54% of amphibian species
Speaker biographical profile
Lizzy Crotty recently joined Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy UK as a Development Executive. She brings a solid background in conservation science, having written her university thesis on petrels in the Southern Ocean. Prior to joining Friends of AWC, Lizzy was based in South Africa running her own business and managed a non-profit group focusing on female entrepreneurship in Africa.