FAME's 30th Anniversary

The timeline below represents the 65 projects you have generously helped to fund and bring to a successful conclusion during FAME’s first 30 years. Thank you – what you have enabled the Foundation and Partners to achieve in native wildlife conservation is commendable.

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65 projects, 30 years

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Numbats

Established a colony of endangered Numbats (previously extinct in South Australia) at Yookamurra Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Rob McLean
Endangered species research

Funded surveys and research projects on endangered arid-zone species in Western Australia.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Boodie

Established a colony of endangered Boodies (Burrowing Bettongs - previously extinct in SA) at Yookamurra Santuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: John Lawson
Platypus disease research

Funded research into a fungal disease of Platypus in Tasmania.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Bush-stone Curlew

Funded a protected breeding area for the endangered Bush-stone Curlew in south-eastern South Australia. 

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Established a colony of critically endangered Bridled Nailtail Wallabies (previously extinct in NSW) at Scotia Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Malleefowl

Supported a protected breeding area for Malleefowl at Little Desert Lodge in Victoria.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Numbats

Established a colony of endangered Numbats (previously extinct in NSW) at Scotia Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Scotia Sanctuary

Funded the erection of approximately 75km of feral proof fencing at Scotia Sanctuary in NSW to protect endangered mammals.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Habitat restoration

Established a program to restore threatened basalt grassland habitat at Little River Earth Sanctuary in Victoria.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Malleefowl

Established a protected Malleefowl breeding area at Yookamurra Sanctuary in South Australia.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Mala

Established a colony of critically endangered Mainland Mala (previously extinct in NSW) at Scotia Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: John Lawson
Millicent High School Native Fish Breeding Program

Protect Yarra Pygmy Perch genetic stock in Lake Bonney, establish captive breeding program

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Disease research in native animals

Funded research into the effects of toxoplasmosis (a disease of cats) on native animals.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Black-eared Miner

Funded a survey of the critically endangered Black-eared Miner at Scotia Sanctuary in NSW. 

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Eastern Quoll

Established a colony of endangered Eastern Quoll (previously extinct in Victoria) at Little River Sanctuary. 

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Funded the rescue of endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies from NZ.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Southern Ark

Endangered species recovery in Far East Gippsland ( Spotted-tailed Quolls, Diamond Pythons, Southern Brown Bandicoot

Project Partners:

Department of Sustainability and Environment Victoria

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Native Orchids

FAME funded a three year research project into the effects of habitat fragmentation on native orchids in the Adelaide Hills.  

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Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Established a colony of endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in Victoria at Little River Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Habitat restoration

Funded habitat restoration at Waratah Park Sanctuary in NSW

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Habitat restoration

Funded a volunteer project with Bush Heritage Fund to protect remnant white box woodland habitat at Tarcutta Hills Reserve in NSW.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Restoring threatened flora

Funded a project to restore threatened basalt flora at Little River Sanctuary.

Project Partners:

Earth Sanctuaries

Broad-shelled Tortoise

Funded a research project on the endangered Broad-shelled Tortoise

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Environmental education

Funded equipment for an environmental education centre at Birds Australia's Gluepot Sanctuary.

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Gilbert's Potoroo

Supported the establishment of a protected breeding area for Australia's most endangered mammall, Gilbert's Potoroo, in WA.

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Native species research

Investigating a research project on the effects of global warming on alpine and sub-alpine species such as the Mountain Pygmy Possum.

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Southern Emu-wren

Species recovery and habitat protection of the Southern Emu-wren in the Mt Lofty Ranges

Project Partners:

Conservation Council S.A

Dingo Research

Researching the relationship between dingoes and endangered species

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp Protection

Habitat protection and restoration at 3 properties to secure a future for the Mt Lofty Emu-wren

Project Partners:

Conservation Council S.A

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

funding conservation equipment (traps, cameras, fencing etc.) for the Hanson Bay Sanctuary on Kangaroo Island 

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Numbat

Translocation of 20 Numbats to the Arid Recovery Reserve 

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Eastern Quoll

Establishing a captive breeding program for the Eastern Quoll.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Northern Hairy-nosed wombat census and DNA Survey in Epping National Park in central QLD.

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Long-nosed potaroo

A trial translocation of Long-nosed Potaroo Bool Poole Peninsula

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Spiny Daisy

Recovering the Spiny Daisy, translocation and site management.

Project Partners:

DEWNR

Long-nosed Potaroo

Translocating 12 Long-nosed Potaroos to Booderee National Park from Cape Conran Costal Park.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Western Barred Bandicoot

Supplement release of Western Barred Bandicoot into the Arid Recovery Reserve.

Project Partners:

Arid Recovery

PHOTO CREDIT: John Lawson
Devil Ark

FAME and the Australian Reptile Park are working together to create a large scale breeding program for the endangered Tasmanian Devil on mainland Australia.

Project Partners:

Australian Reptile Park

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Mahogany Glider

Mahogany Glider recovery post Cyclone Yasi, installation and monitoring of nest boxes and feeding station.

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Mt Rothwell

Education and animal husbandry facilities for endangered native species recovery.

Project Partners:

Department of Sustainability and Environment Victoria

River Black Fish

Recovery of the River Black Fish at Rodwell Creek in SA

Project Partners:

DEWNR

Nature Trust Glenelg

PHOTO CREDIT: Nature Trust Glenelg
Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Recovery of the three remaining wild populations of Bridled Nailtail Wallabies in central Queensland.  

Project Partners:

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Trust

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Improving genetic diversity of Mountain Pygmy Possums at Mt Buller.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Western Quoll and Brush-tailed Possum reintroduction

Introduction of extinct species back into Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park

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PHOTO CREDIT: Western Quoll: Michael J Barritt
Cane Toad

FAME and the Australian Reptile Park are working together to create a large scale breeding program for the endangered Tasmanian Devil on mainland Australia.

Project Partners:

Sydney University

Optimising Felixer

FAME and the Australian Reptile Park are working together to create a large scale breeding program for the endangered Tasmanian Devil on mainland Australia.

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Ecological Horizons

Aussie Ark

Building a robust population of three different species - Long nosed Bandicoot, Long nosed Potorroo and Eastern Bettong.

Project Partners:

Aussie Ark

Numbat/Detector Dog Project

Researching if Detector Dogs can identify feral cats to save Numbats.

Project Partners:

Australian Federal Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions

PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Holdsworth
Wild_ Project

Build awareness through visual imagery of Australia's endangered flora and fauna

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Ash
Bulberin Nut

Securing the future of Australia's most endangered macadamia species.

Project Partners:

Macadamia Conservation Trust

PHOTO CREDIT: Macadamia Conservation Trust
Kangaroo Island Dunnart

Finding, monitoring and protecting the last populations of the elusive Kangaroo Island Dunnart.

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Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife

PHOTO CREDIT: Jody Gates
Bush-stone Curlew

Building a captive breeding population of Bush-stone Curlews

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Mt Rothwell

PHOTO CREDIT: Mt Rothwell
Eastern Bettong

Bringing back the Eastern Bettong

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Oodonata

Mary River Turtle

Establishing a captive breeding program and rewilding the Mary River Turtle

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Tiaro Landcare Group

PHOTO CREDIT: Tiaro Landcare Group
Southern Bell Frog

Establishing a captive breeding program for the Southern Bell Frog.

Project Partners:

Nature Trust Glenelg

Southern Cassowary

Planting important habitat to save the iconic Cassowary

Project Partners:

ReForest Now

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Thompson / www.auswildlife.com
Tall Astelia

Securing the future of the Tall Astelia.

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Ecology Conservation Centre

PHOTO CREDIT: Ecology Conservation Centre
Lord Howe Island

Guarding paradise: ensuring the protection, monitoring and habitat restoration of species on LHI.

Project Partners:

Lord Howe Island Board

PHOTO CREDIT: Jack Shick
Pink Underwing Moth / Small-leaved Tamarin

Saving rainforest species from extinction

Project Partners:

ReForest Now

Red-tailed Phascogale and Western Quoll

Native species return: repopulation of the Quoll and Phascogale into the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges.

Project Partners:

SA Department of Environment and Water

PHOTO CREDIT: SA DEW
Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Protecting the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.

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Aussie Ark

Eradicating Cane Toads

Seed-funding for development of a Cane Toad trap

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Watergum

KI Wilderness Project

Restoring an Island Ecosystem to reduce threats to native species through surveys, feral cat control and collaboration with private landholders.

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KILfW

Raising Rarity

Saving our endangered native plants.

Project Partners:

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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