Islands total only a small fraction of our planet’s land area yet host extraordinary concentrations of unique species.
Lord Howe Island Islands total only a small fraction of our planet’s land area yet host extraordinary concentrations of unique species. © Jordan Robins/TNC Photo Contest 2019

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On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day took place. It inspired people around the world to step up to care for our planet and commit to building a sustainable world. 

If our Earth had a voice, it would say “help”

Life on our planet is under threat. And with it, our own wellbeing and survival. The evidence has never been clearer or more urgent.

Pollution, climate change, habitat loss and overexploitation are putting a million species at risk of extinction. The Earth is over-heating and millions of people are already feeling the pain. Climate disruption and biodiversity loss are endangering human health, food production and the fate of entire economies.

Close to our hearts are Australia’s mammals. So many are in trouble and continue to disappear from their ever-shrinking habitat. Species like the Golden Bandicoot are on the path towards extinction

(Isoodon auratus) is a short-nosed bandicoot found in northern Australia.
Golden Bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) is a short-nosed bandicoot found in northern Australia. © Emily Miller, Australian Museum

Stop the journey to extinction

The sad story of the Golden Bandicoot’s journey towards extinction started in the 1930s. They were widely found in arid central Australia and parts of New South Wales. By the 1950s, they were gone from vast regions—hunted by feral cats and foxes, and badly affected by altered fire regimes. 

The Golden Bandicoot is now only found in a handful of offshore islands and a small area in the Kimberley.

We have a unique opportunity to hit the reset button, right now. Tragically, we can’t do that for our extinct species. When they’re gone, they’re gone. But there is still a chance for the many species heading towards extinction. Like the vulnerable Golden Bandicoot. 

You have the power – Give today and you could help protect the Golden Bandicoot and other threatened Australian animals.

Donate $50 and you could support conservation on
100 hectares of precious habitat for the Golden Bandicoot.

Donate $100 and you could support conservation on
200 hectares of precious habitat for the Golden Bandicoot

Donate $150 and you could support conservation on
300 hectares of precious habitat for the Golden Bandicoot

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Habitat conservation and management is vital for the Golden Bandicoot and many other threatened species. And we cannot carry out this essential work without your incredible generosity.

Every hectare of habitat that you help conserve, is a step closer to turning back the clock to a time when these cute little mammals—and so many other threatened species—were a common sight.

Golden bandicoots have long suffered from changes in fire regimes. They have been hunted by exotic predators such as feral cats.
Golden Bandicoot babies Golden bandicoots have long suffered from changes in fire regimes. They have been hunted by exotic predators such as feral cats. © QLD Department of Parks and Wildlife

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Make Earth day, every day

Earth Day is not about taking action for one day. It’s about making lasting changes

We need to act for those who can’t protect themselves. For those in trouble. For those in need. And they need you now.

Let’s work together to stop this journey to extinction for the Golden Bandicoot and so many other threatened species like it. 

Our wonderful plants and animals are unique to Australia, and have a special place in our hearts and minds. What would Australia look like without the precious Golden Bandicoot and the Numbat? Or even the short-beaked Echidna? You’ve seen those slow-moving balls of spikes. They’re iconic and loved by Australians. The Golden Bandicoot isn’t as well known as the Echidna, but they are just as special and desperately need your help.

You could be helping to accelerate science-based conservation work on the ground for the benefit of our unique species.

 

Together, we can restore our earth

Let’s work together to create the world we want to live in. A world where all plants, animals, and people don’t just live, but thrive, for generations to come.

Please, give what our Earth deserves

With your help, we can put the best conservation science into action right now.