Saving our Species December 2019 newsletter

As we approach the end of another year the Saving our Species team is reflecting on 2019 and achievements for threatened plants and animals in New South Wales.

Nurturing grevillia artwork - Meera Nirmalendran - Saving our Species and Humane Society International children's art competition

From our successes, like the return of critically endangered Bellinger River snapping turtles to their natural habitat, to the considerable challenges of severe and ongoing drought and bushfires, the Saving our Species (SoS) team has accomplished and overcome a great deal this year.

As we look ahead to the next 12 months, SoS is committed to accelerating our on-the-ground conservation activities to help secure a future for our threatened species. We’ll continue to update you on our progress throughout 2020.

In this issue, we celebrate good news for a rare plant, find out more about the winners of the Green Globe Awards, see how artists have been inspired by NSW threatened plants and animals and recap on the incredible work our partners have done to help NSW threatened species.

We’re also profiling the gang-gang cockatoo, the most popular SoS bird in the Guardian Australian Bird of the Year first round of voting, placing at number 14 and narrowly missing out on the top 10. While it might not have won the hearts of readers, we wanted to sing its praises.

To find out how you can join the SoS movement, visit the help us page.