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What is Aussie Ark?

Aussie Ark was established in 2011 as ‘Devil Ark’, with a focus on saving the iconic Tasmanian devil from extinction. Since then and due to overwhelming success, the role of the organisation has expanded, and now has vision of creating a long-term future for our threatened Australian species. Aussie Ark will secure wild sanctuaries to conserve our native wildlife, free from unnatural predation. Aussie Ark is an adaptive, innovative, private organisation, committed to changing the trajectory declining species. Aussie Ark is an incorporated association, registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission.

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  • Creating a long-term future for Australia’s Threatened wildlife. Protect Australia’s threatened species with robust insurance populations. Create healthy ecosystems within Aussie Ark Sanctuaries and through rewilding....

  • Aussie Ark is located high above the beautiful heritage-listed Barrington Tops of NSW. The spectacular landscape of the property presents an island of intact highland forest surrounded by lands long-since cleared for grazing....

  • Australia's native plants and animals adapted to life on an isolated continent over millions of years. New pressures from invasive species have caused a major impact on our country's soil and waterways and on its native plants and animals....

  • Aussie Ark has a vision of creating a long-term future for Australia’s threatened wildlife through robust insurance populations....

  • Aussie Ark, (initially named Devil Ark) was created by the Director of Australian Reptile Park (ARP), John Weigel AM, based on his vision and passion to save the Tasmanian devil....

  • The Aussie Ark team is made up of passionate and committed individuals who are focused on delivering positive outcomes for Australia’s unique wildlife. ...

  • Aussie Ark is very fortunate to have the support of committed individuals and organisations as Partners. Running a conservation project like Aussie Ark is an expensive venture but saving Australia’s most threatened species is priceless. ...

  • We are thankful for those influential individuals that care about wildlife! Each passionate personality promoting the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife builds confidence in the integrity of our cause and encourages the community to support the Ark. ...

  • Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter to keep up to date with all things Aussie Ark! ...

  • Each year Aussie Ark releases our annual report which outlines our conservation achievements, governance, financial status and marketing activities....

  • Our planet is changing rapidly and human population growth sees no sign of abating. As a result, biodiversity is disappearing at an ever-increasing rate – a rate that is beyond the normal rate of extinction....