Love Your Locals campaign sign with image off Leadbeaters Possum in someones hand. Love Your Locals campaign sign with image off Leadbeaters Possum in someones hand.

In south-east Australia, 27 local species could disappear within the next decade without urgent 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 many 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.

You can help protect a critically endangered Victorian species, the Mountain Pygmy-possum, by purchasing a limited edition Totes for Wildlife bag online or at one of our three great zoos (tote bags will be available for purchase soon).

In collaboration with recovery teams and experts from around Australia, Zoos Victoria has developed our second five-year Wildlife Conservation Master Plan which includes projects for the protection of each of our 27 Fighting Extinction species. 

We've got the plan, 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.

 For more information on the Love Your Locals campaign contact the Conservation Campaigns team.