Stories of Change: Rewilding Australia

Stories of Change: Rewilding Australia

LUA proudly supports Greening Australia with i=Change. Each time you purchase a candle from us, you have an opportunity to support important projects across Australia, like rewilding Australia.

The Issue

WWF is Australia’s largest environmental organisation and part of the world’s largest conservation network. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. We partner with organisations, universities, community groups and scientists across Australia to deliver on-ground conservation efforts, as well as advocating for market and policy reform to protect nature. WWF-Australia works at the intersection of nature, communities and climate – our solutions will deliver at the nexus of: nature and wildlife, communities, and climate impact - recognising the intersectionality of these three elements for a regenerative future. From local to global-global to local levels – our solutions blend local community knowledge with a mindset for global impact and transformation with speed and scale.   As a catalyst for sector transformation – Our solutions seek to influence and transform sector-wide priorities in a way that galvanises regenerative impact in line with systems thinking.

Platypus rewilding

WWF-Australia is working with UNSW’s Platypus Conservation Initiatives, Taronga Conservation Society Australia and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to bring rewilding the platypus to life - a three-year project dedicated to restoring platypus populations in the Royal National Park near Sydney. The platypus is a critical part of healthy river ecosystems, but alarmingly, it’s believed their numbers today are a fraction of what they once were. The platypus once thrived across the eastern Australian mainland and Tasmania. But bushfires, deforestation and urbanisation, drought, pollution and predation all threaten their survival. Now, this unique, egg-laying mammal has become locally extinct from the Royal National Park in Sydney. In May 2023, after two years of translocation and source population monitoring, the platypus was returned to the Royal National Park

*Words from Greening Australia, provided by i=Change

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