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Albury Conservation Company

Thurgoona Biodiversity Trust and Public Fund

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When it comes to the very serious issue of BIODIVERSITY LOSS, think global and ACT LOCAL.

WHY DONATE to us? 

- We are LOCAL. Your donation will be invested right here in Albury Wodonga. In fact, we also attract funding to our region. 

- We are a RECOGNISED CHARITY, listed on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We're a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR 1) status. 

- We are LEADING ADVOCATES for the protection of our local wildlife and raising community awareness about our unique local environment. We've been doing it since 2006!

- We DON'T HAVE GUARANTEED OR RECURRENT FUNDING. We survive by applying for funding from various government and philanthropic sources, and via donations recieved from good people like YOU. 

- WE GET RESULTS! We have initiated, funded and successfully delivered a number of important local wildlife programs, including:

  • Since 2018, we have been rolling-out the ALBURY WODONGA THREATENED SPECIES MONITORING PROGRAM (with a focus on Squirrel Gliders) at over 60 sites across Albury, twice a year. In 2020, we expanded the program into Wodonga. Our cross-border threatened species monitoring program is now monitoring over 120 sites, twice a year. We monitor these sites using 70 motion-sensing cameras which we purchased thanks to philanthropic grants and public donors like you!   
  • In 2020, we established ALBURY WODONGA NATURE MAP, part of the NatureMapr citizen science platform. This site is developing a comprehensive on-line photographic guide to Albury Wodonga's wildlife. In 12 months, 150 local citizen scientists have become members helping to contribute 67,143 sightings of 2,278 species at 356 locations across Albury Wodonga.  
  • Between 2015-18, we undertook a HOLLOW-BEARING TREE MAPPING PROJECT across Albury's major urban growth area of Thurgoona / Wirlinga.  Over 650 of our oldest and most precious native trees were mapped and photographed, and the information was shared with Albury City Council to inform urban planning and environmental management.
  • Since 2014 we have partnered with Thurgoona Men's Shed to build NEST BOXES for native wildlife. Since it began, the program has produced over 700 high quality, purpose-built nest boxes for a range of wildlife species in NSW and Victoria, including Squirrel Gliders, birds and bats.
  • In 2021, we are in the process of developing a report for Albury City Council identifying key barriers to Squirrel Glider movement in Thurgoona / Wirlinga, with recommendations for artificial structures (e.g. glide poles, rope bridges).  

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US TO:

  1. MONITOR THREATENED SPECIES in our Albury Wodonga Threatened Species Monitoring Program.
  2. ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITIES IN NATURE CONSERVATION via our Monitoring Program, Albury Wodonga Nature Map, Nest Box Program and other citizen science and hands-on conservation activites.  
  3. LEVERAGE MORE FUNDING from other sources. Our experience is that a bunch of small donations can get pilot projects started, which can then attract larger investment (e.g. grants) to make them into more substantial projects. We've demonstrated this time and again, and never forget the crucial role that our donors have! 

Loss of biodiversity is a serious global problem. Sadly, Australia has some of the highest extinction rates in the world. Biodiversity loss is also an urgent local problem in Albury Wodonga. We have a large number of wildlife species that are listed as endangered or threatened, meaning they too are on the slippery slope towards extinction. Species like the Squirrel Glider, Sloane's Froglet and numerous bird species that call Albury Wodonga home. 

100% OF FUNDS RAISED via Givenow will help Albury Conservation Company continue to monitor and protect threatened species and their habitat across the major urban growth areas of Albury Wodonga. Donations to us are also TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

We couldn't have achieved what we have already achieved in 15 years without generous donations from members of the public. People just like you! 

THANK YOU for helping local threatened species. We appreciate and recognise all donations, big and small, one-off and re-occurring.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING OUR SUCCESS STORIES WITH YOU!

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Contact Details

30 Grays Lane
OSBORNES FLAT VIC, 3691

0447183747

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.