Find out about volunteering:
- at your local NSW national park
- at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
- at other botanic gardens via the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens.
Get involved with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Citizen Science Saving our Species projects. See the current and growing list of projects at Citizen Science in Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Join a group
Join one of the many conservation groups or other organisations and work to protect threatened species:
Involve the kids
The environment is a great place for children to learn and conservation work can be a valuable experience.
- Explore different environments with WilderQuest.
- Plan a family outing to a national park.
- You can create a safe and friendly environment for native animals and plants in your backyard. Read some tips at Backyard Buddies.
- Download a Saving our Species threatened species animal graphic resource kit to make masks or headbands.
Care for threatened species
Many wildlife carer groups welcome people with the time and dedication to care for sick or injured native animals, including threatened species.
To do this work you will need to join a local rehabilitation group and take a short training course.
Then you can:
- care for native animals in your home
- participate in surveys
- rescue dehydrated or injured native animals.
Find out about licensed native animal rehabilitation groups.
Tell us what you’re doing
If you’re involved in threatened species research or management, we’d like to hear about your work. Please fill in one of our short online surveys for:
Report an animal or plant sighting
If you’ve seen a threatened animal or plant in NSW, please report it to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.