Collaborating with partners enables Saving our Species to deliver tangible and long-term results for NSW threatened species. In 2019, our partners were integral in maximising the program’s impact.
What’s your wild idea?
Saving our Species partnered with Odonata and the NAB Foundation to create Wild Idea – a business incubator focused on supporting up-and-coming environmental entrepreneurs and start-ups that are dedicated to conserving and enhancing our natural environment.
The 16-week program helped participants to grow their businesses from an early idea to being ready to launch. The program offered a powerful mix of immersive retreats, online learning, help with real-world research and one-on-one coaching and community support.
At the end of the six-month program, four participating teams pitched their ideas to an audience of business, government and non-government organisations. Their inspiring ideas spanned from getting kids excited about recycling whilst learning about threatened species, to providing landholders with cost-effective solutions to surveying and monitoring their land.
Saving our Superb Parrot recognised at Landcare Awards
Saving our Species was acknowledged for their Saving our Superb Parrot program at the NSW Landcare Conference in October, receiving the Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award.
Our regional threatened species teams have worked closely with many dedicated land carers to protect large trees with hollows that are important breeding habitats and to plant new trees and shrubs to help save this iconic parrot.
Digital Owl continues its awards sweep
Fujitsu Australia are finalists in this year’s Banksia Sustainability Awards and in recognition of their ongoing commitment to sustainability are winners of the Green Globe Natural Environment Award for Digital Owl, a collaborative project with Saving our Species.
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife supports threatened species
The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) is supporting several Saving our Species projects as part of the Conservation Co-Investment Scheme.
Their Petaurus Connections project is a community conservation initiative aimed at ensuring the long-term survival of threatened species across NSW’s Gillindich-Wyangala landscape corridor, focusing on the squirrel glider, the spotted-tail quoll and the scarlet robin.
With an estimated 3,500 birds remaining in NSW and QLD, the Trails for Tails project is working with the Biodiversity Conservation Trust to identify landholders with Albert’s lyrebirds on their property, enabling initial monitoring stations to be set up using remote cameras and bioacoustic monitoring.
As the charity partner of Australia’s national parks, the FNPW is on a mission to protect Australia’s ecosystems and native species for generations to come.