Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has created and partaken in many programs in attempt to conserve our native wildlife. With many of these species becoming endangered, it is important that efforts are made to not only conserve the animals but also conduct research. Here are a number of our conservation efforts for 2017:
- In collaboration with the News South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary hosts the captive component of the Northern Eastern Bristlebird Recovery Program. Being critically endangered, this captive program serves as an insurance population to increase Bristlebird numbers.
- In 2014/15, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary collaborated with Griffith University to help researches better understand the movements of the Glossy Black-cockatoo. The Sanctuary is also proud to support the annual Glossy Black-cockatoo birding day by hosting information sessions and visits to see our birds in the feather.
- The Coxen Fig-parrot is one of Australia’s most endangered parrots. Over the last 20 years, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has worked closely with the Macleay’s Fig-parrot to establish breeding and husbandry protocols that will be used if the Coxen Fig-parrot returns to captivity.
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was the first place in the world to breed a Taudactylus species in captivity. Important information collected from the Eungella Tinker Frog means we are ready to start recovering the critically endangered Kroombit Tinker Frog.
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary contributes to the Australian Zoo Association (ZAA) intuitive to help save the critically endangered Orange-billed parrot. This captive program produces a healthy population of over 300 birds which are bred to be released back in their natural habitat.
- The sanctuary has one of the largest Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby exhibits in the world. In 2011, we released a significant amount of wallabies back into the wild and we will continue to support the program by holding a breeding group of animals.
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary hopes to contribute to a captive ‘insurance policy’ of Tasmanian Devils to help save them from extinction. In 2005, many organisations collaborated with zoo industry professionals to breed a ‘clean’ population in the future and DFTD free regions.