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Threatened Species Day: 7 September

Join in, have fun and support our endangered wildlife projects.

Photo © Chris Pollitt

Wildlife Queensland will be one of the participants in this year’s BIG event in Brisbane’s Queen St Mall on Friday 7 September featuring live animals, wildlife activities and presentations.  

National Threatened Species Day also marks the first anniversary of our Adopt a Glider program - so you will have the opportunity to support our work for the survival of gliders and their habitat.  (It follows on from the popularity of our ongoing Adopt a Quoll Program).

A year on from the launch of our Adopt-a-glider program, adoptions have helped fund endangered species assistance, monitor glider populations and enhance glider habitats. Here are a few examples:



Mahogany Glider post Cyclone Yasi responses

Photo © Daryl Dickson

Adopt-a-glider support contributed to the mahogany glider recovery actions post Cyclone Yasi. Nest boxes were purchased and installed following the devastation of mahogany glider habitat in Far North Queensland.  Temporary supplementary feeding stations were also installed until natural feed trees and sources recovered.  The local community was also involved in onground actions such as habitat connectivity, and a 12 month project to monitor this endangered glider and its recovery post cyclone was completed as a part of this response.

Glider population monitoring

Another action made possible with your support, was the monitoring of populations in the southern districts of Brisbane to determine what conservation actions may be required to retain or enhance these populations.

Implementation is the next important stage of this program – and we’d love your support to make this happen.

Glider habitat enhancement

A range of glider habitat enhancement activities were funded in part by Adopt a Glider supporters including:

  • A fauna survey and guidance for catchment groups to establish glider species present; advice on feed tree plantings; advice on nest box installation and monitoring of existing nest boxes.
  • Guidance for local groups on identification of local glider species; feed trees; nest box installation and monitoring; backyard actions for glider conservation and habitat linkage.
  • Advising the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association on glider nest box sites for habitat expansion and enhancement.

You wouldn't want the quoll to become extinct like the thylacine, would you?
Photo © John McCann

These conservation efforts would not be possible without the financial support through glider adoptions provided by you - we truly appreciate this.

Threatened Species Day also marks the second anniversary of our essential Adopt a Quoll Program which has achieved a lot in such a short space of time. Read our Quoll Seekers Network newsletters.

You wouldn't want the quoll to become extinct like the thylacine, would you?

How can you help?

If you haven’t already and would like to support the Adopt a Glider or Adopt a Quoll  programs, you can do so through our website or give us a call on 07 3221 0194. Your support is much needed and much appreciated.

For more information on Wildlife Queensland's activities, call us on +61 7 3221 0194 or send us an email.