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Love Your Locals
In south-east Australia, 21 local species could disappear within the next decade without assistance. These species are on the brink of extinction due to a range of threats. A lesser recognised but very real threat to these species is that Victorians do not know that they exist or how they can help.
The only thing more unjust than wildlife extinction, is the loss of a species that no one knew was in trouble.
In collaboration with recovery teams and experts from around Australia, Zoos Victoria has developed a five-year Wildlife Conservation Master Plan which includes $30 million worth of projects that our 21 most endangered species need to ensure a future.
Zoos Victoria is funding as much as the plan as we can, but we can’t do it alone. You can help our most endangered local species by making a one-off donation or lend your ongoing support by becoming a Zoo Member.
- Eight of our amazing local species are featured on Act Wild – you can find out how your everyday actions can help save local wildlife.
- We declared our love for local species through street art in Melbourne’s city – in ACDC Lane.
- You can meet Lunar Leadbeater at Healesville Sanctuary – check out Lunar’s Secret Forest.
- You can get to know your locals – one of the best ways to help us fight extinction is to join the Zoos Victoria family.