12 days of good deeds

Good Deed

Give the gift of conservation

Aussie Ark, previously known as Devil Ark, is NSW’s largest independently owned and operated conservation organisation. Aussie Ark’s vision is to establish a robust insurance population of Australian threatened, native mammal species such as the Tasmanian devil, Eastern quoll and Long-nosed potoroo, suitable for semi-wild release into large, predator-proof fenced sanctuaries in the Barrington Tops, for eventual reintroduction to the wild.

Committed to the survival of the Tasmanian Devil, the Aussie Ark team have bred over 400 joeys and recently released 26 Tasmanian Devils into the wild in NSW, among the first to live in the wild on mainland Australia in 3,000 years.

Tasmanian Devils vanished entirely from mainland Australia, theoretically because they were outcompeted by introduced dingoes, which hunt in packs. Dingoes no longer occur in Aussie Arks protected areas, making it the perfect location for Tasmanian Devils. Dingoes never made it to Tasmania and the Devils thrived, but the island state, along with its Devils, now has its own problems. A transmissible, painful and fatal disease called Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD)—one of very few known contagious cancers—has decimated between 80 - 90 percent of the wild population of Tasmanian devils.

You can help Aussie Ark save endangered Australian wildlife by donating today. Aussie Ark is their lifeline! 

See Aussie Ark's historic milestone, the first release of Tasmanian Devils on mainland Australia, in the video below.