Our Vision and Mission

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Our Vision

Aussie Ark is an innovative conservation initiative committed to delivering results for some of Australia’s most imperiled species. The vision of Aussie Ark is to establish a robust insurance population of 7 Australian threatened, native mammal species such as the Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll and Long-nosed Potoroo, suitable for semi-wild release into large, predator proof fenced release sites in the Barrington Tops, for eventual reintroduction to the wild.

 

The success of the globally recognised Devil Ark model provides the foundation behind this ambitious, yet achievable conservation solution to facilitate the reintroduction of these species and improve ecosystem functionality and restore the habitat.

 

Aussie Ark is committed to, ‘on the ground’ outcome based conservation efforts for Australian wildlife. We are focused on the protection of key species, contributing to healthy ecosystems, specifically affecting Eastern Australia, and ensuring their survival long term in the face of many threatening processes.

Our aim is to reintroduce species to habitats they once used to roam and thrive and ‘bringing the bush back’ by restoring the balance of the ecosystem.

 

In the development phase and in readiness for Phase 1, we will construct a predator-proof fence. This will not only benefit targeted species, but also provide a sanctuary to a vast arrange of fauna and flora that currently still exist in the region.

 

  • By 2020, we will have committed to seven, fully operational insurance populations of selected, keystone species.
  • By 2025 we aim to release these species back into the wild in the Barrington Tops.

 

Our Mission

 

  • Contribute to the conservation of Australia’s endangered native wildlife through the establishment of robust, insurance populations that retain their wild type behaviours.
  • Protect and preserve Wet Sclerophyll forest and return Ecosystem Engineers back to Aussie Ark’s sanctuary, high in the Barrington Tops.
  • Release species within the Aussie Ark Sanctuary, including apex predators such as the Tasmanian Devil, to restore the natural balance of the ecosystem in the Barrington Tops
  • Educate and increase public awareness of the plight of Australian fauna
  • Conduct appropriate research to investigate species’ interactions and their role in ecosystem functionality for the long-term survival of the species

 

Aussie Ark is a registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission. Aussie Ark has deductible gift recipient status (DGR status) and is registered for GST purposes.

 

As a not for profit organisation, Aussie Ark raises the necessary funds to continue its ambitious vision. Investment allows for the construction of captive facilities and predator proof fencing on semi-wild parcels of land.

We invite you to join us in our efforts to fight extinction and secure a species rich future for generations to come.