Backyard Biodiversity Wild Action

Once common, the tree goanna is endangered in Victoria. This cousin to the Komodo dragon has dwindled in numbers due to land clearing, and habitat destruction.

Endangered in Victoria, the diamond python is the most Southernly found pythons in the World.

This beautiful desert dwelling woma python is endangered because of habitat degradation from livestock, and habitat clearing.

Introduced to Australia in 1935 to control the cane beetle in sugar cane plantations, this poisonous invasive pest is responsible for the catastrophic breakdown of Australian ecosystems.

Almost hunted to extinction in Australia in the 1950’s, the salt-water crocodile is a success story. Now a fully protected species, Salt water crocodiles are farmed in captivity for their meat and skin. However, sadly the ‘saltie’ is endangered throughout the rest of it’s range in Asian Countries.

Precariously ‘hanging-on’ in refuge camps across it’s range, the largest of all Australian bats is vulnerable to extinction.

The growling grass frog, was once abundant in the suburbs of Melbourne. Habitat loss, pollution, wetland draining and free ways have directly impacted on this amphibian.

"There are over 20 million feral cats in Australia, each one killing up to four native animals a night...that’s over 20 billion native animals per year". Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

Introduced animals such as the European red fox have directly contributed to the extinction of many animals in Australia.

The koala needs our help! Habitat loss, disease, climate change,dog attacks and genetic bottle-necks are some of the causes behind this iconic species demise.

The Pink Cockatoo or Major Mitchell Cockatoo is listed as Vulnerable. Habitat Loss and illegal poaching has contributed to this beautiful parrots demise.

A cousin to the more common sugar glider, the larger squirrel glider is listed as Endangered in our State of Victoria. learn about the importance of this beautiful gliding possum. Existing only in remnant roadside vegetation, this gliding marsupial is an important pollinator for our forests.

More information about this workshop

What is our Endangered Species program all about?

In this one-hour interactive workshop your Students will be introduced to a variety of threatened and endangered species. 

Learn about the pressures each animal faces, and discover the important niche that animals fill in Australia’s fragile landscape.

How many students may participate?

An absolute maximum of thirty children may participate in this program. We pride ourselves on a quality, engaging experience. Animal welfare is paramount to us. Multiple sessions for more than 30 children can be arranged on the same day if required.

What is our curriculum focus?

 Students will learn about concepts such as:

  • rare, threatened, endangered & critically endangered
  • various threats which adversely affect the survival of different species.
  • invasive species, loss of habitat, poaching, climate change etc.
  • The ecological niche of each animal, and the importance of conserving them. After all, every animal has a job to do!
  • Conservation and captive breeding programs.
  • Amazing fun facts!

What live animals should you expect to visit your classroom?

Southern koala, critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, lace monitor, growling grass frog, barking owl, long nosed potoroo, grey headed flying fox, woma python, diamond python, saltwater crocodile, frilled lizard

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