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Albury Conservation Company

Thurgoona Biodiversity Trust and Public Fund

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Think global, ACT LOCAL.

100% of funds raised via Givenow will help Albury Conservation Company continue to protect threatened species and their habitat in the path of the major urban growth area of Albury, in regional NSW.

Since 2006, Albury Conservation Company has been at the forefront in advocating for environmentally sustainable development in Thurgoona, on the northern outskirsts of Albury. The landscape is undergoing dramatic change, moving from a largely rural and peri-urban setting to one that is highly urbanised. Our community has a massive challenge ahead - how do we accomodate an additional 40,000 people over the next 20-30 years and still have viable populations of species that have called this place home long before us? 

We think we can have our cake and eat it too, but we know it's not going to happen on auto pilot. We have to plan. We have to monitor species. We have to engage with our community and key stakeholders so that everyone is singing from the same song sheet and feels ownership of the challenges we face. We have to take action when we have the chance, before its too late.

YOUR GENEROSITY will help us to continue to pursue our core areas of focus:

1. Threatened species research and monitoring 

2. Community education and engagement

3. On-ground conservation works

In 2018, we commenced a long-term Squirrel Glider Monitoring Program in Thurgoona. Like never before, we have begun to strategically monitor a large number of sites (65+) twice a year with the aim of tracking local Squirrel Glider populations - if we detect declines we have hard evidence to convince relevant authorities to intervene before it is too late. At the heart of the program are 30 motion sensing cameras we purchased through past donations from generous members of the public, just like you. We plan to expand the program to include other threatened species - we have many in Thurgoona, however again the issue is we lack data. YOUR DONATION will help us to continue building this vital program.  

Since 2014, we have partnered with Thurgoona Men's Shed (TMS) to design and build nest boxes - primarily for Squirrel Gliders but also various birds and bats. What started as a handover of a $1,000 cheque to trial construction of a handful of boxes, has blossomed into a renown program that has engaged many TMS members (most of whom had never been involved in a conservation project) and has produced over 600 artificial homes for local wildlife at risk. This is one of the many ways we are engaging with the local community to raise awareness and work together to tackle the issue of biodiversity loss at a local scale. YOUR HELP will enable us to continue building these valuable partnerships.    

THANK YOU for your investment our local threatened species. We appreciate all donations, big and small!  

We look forward to sharing more success stories with you.

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Contact Details

PO Box 323
ALBURY NSW, 2640

0447183747

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.