We know you care about our iconic Aussie species: kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras and critters of all shapes and sizes. And so many of them are under threat.
Consequently, we’re inviting you to join the nation’s “Kakadu Challenge”, and take action to help protect and restore wildlife habitat that’s critical for protecting threatened species.
For example, just like the Dodo and the Tasmanian tiger, our national icon – the koala – is facing an uncertain future, perhaps one in which our children and grandchildren will only learn about them in history books and never have the opportunity to experience them in the wild in real life.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Australia has 96 critically endangered animal species, all of which are facing the same or similar threats as the koala – which has recently been classified as “Vulnerable” by the Australian Government Department of Environment.
This is primarily due to the loss and degradation of their habitat, as well as the impacts of invasive species, and altered fire regimes.
Other key threatening processes, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, changes to the aquatic environment and water flows, and a changing climate, are also taking a major toll on our country’s amazing biodiversity.
So what you can do?
Landcare Australia invites everyone in the region who cares about our biodiversity to take part in the 2016 Kakadu Challenge.
As part of this incredible nine-day adventure, participants will discover the captivating landscapes of Australia’s Top End. Best of all, you (if you’re lucky enough to be joining them) will have the power to make a huge impact towards saving our endangered and threatened Australian species.
By taking part in the Kakadu Challenge, you will help to raise funds that will help support Landcare groups throughout Australia – working on projects that protect and restore wildlife habitats, which conserve and protect our threatened Australian species.
For more information and to register your interest, visit the Inspired Adventure website, or call NACC’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Stanley Yokwe on 9938 0105.