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In answer to Australia’s wildlife crisis, Aussie Ark has a vision of creating robust insurance populations of 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 sanctuaries in the Barrington Tops for eventual reintroduction to the wild.

In this spirit, the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary, Aussie Ark’s largest sanctuary, officially opened on the 26th of November 2020, with the purpose of protecting some of Australia’s most iconic species, as well as an additional 50 species of mammals, 278 species of birds, 42 species of reptiles and 18 species of frogs already residing in the area.

Aussie Ark is working tirelessly on the improvement of its sanctuary by continuously adding new facilities and new fences. The fences are specially designed to keep foxes, cats and pigs out and protect the spectacular habitat that is so unique to the Barrington region.

The sanctuary provides long-term protection, giving at-risk species the space needed to recover and increase their population’s numbers. It is so exciting to see this project come to fruition and to be able to make a difference to the future of those individuals under our protection!

Establishing these protected areas of land and insurance populations is crucial to the survival of our wildlife. Without action, we stand to lose part of our national identity and it is clear that the future is fenced.

Collaborative partnerships with Ellerston Station, Re:wild, Glencore, and Zurich Zoo are changing the future of some of Australia’s most unique wildlife, and the Aussie Ark team can’t wait to see what the future holds!

You can help Aussie Ark brink our species back from the brink by clicking here.