Saving our Species partnership opportunities

Saving our Species is providing organisations the opportunity to make a genuine contribution towards threatened species conservation here in New South Wales.

Threatened species in NSW need your help

A pair of Glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami) sit on a tree branch at Captain Cook's Lookout in Hat Head National Park.Most of Australia’s native species, including more than 80% of our animals and 90% of our plants, occur nowhere else in the world. Maintaining our nation’s natural environment is crucial on a national and global scale. Unfortunately, some of our unique plants and animals are now at risk of disappearing forever. In New South Wales alone, almost 1000 animal and plant species are officially listed as threatened. To address this, the Saving our Species (SoS) program is taking a new and innovative approach to reduce the alarming figures.

The conservation of our natural environment is a responsibility that requires us all to act and SoS provides opportunities to do that. We encourage businesses and community organisations to consider the opportunities and partner with SoS on these projects to ensure a long-term future for many of Australia’s unique species.

Get involved

Your involvement could be through direct investment towards a project. Or providing in-kind services. Perhaps your community or staff would like to volunteer as citizen scientists. The projects you see here have been selected as a starting point for their appeal and impact, so you can be assured your contribution will make a real difference.


The following projects are ready to get underway and provide organisations with the opportunity to make a genuine contribution towards threatened species conservation here in New South Wales.

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Making space for our night time wonders

This project involves habitat restoration by installing nest boxes and artificial hollows to increase tree hollow habitat.

Manly's little penguins

The little penguins that call Manly home are endangered and face threats both at sea and on land.

Pretty as a picture - snapping flossies (female black glossy-cockatoos)

Photos of female black glossy-cockatoos in the Great Western Wildlife Corridor can help to better understand their movements and breeding success.


Spotting black-striped wallabies

Finding out where the black-striped wallabies live can increase their profile in the local community and improve their conservation.

Standardising koala disease research

Currently there is no agreed national process for a structured and systematic approach to koala disease research in Australia.

Water for western wildlife

Innovative Australian artificial water drinkers are installed in trees to provide water to thirsty koalas and other animals.


Bring the bush back to life

The last stands of the endangered Eastern Suburbs banksia scrub exist on the Malabar Headland and need restoration to survive.

Detection doggies - sniffing out threatened species

The underground orchid is a very peculiar orchid and very difficult to locate as it can stay hidden underground for over two years. To help learn more and locate these cryptic species, we need the help of two very important conservation detection dogs, Connor and Sally.

Help Julian's hibbertia find a new home

To successfully move Julian’s hibbertia to a new home we need to study the pollinators it depends upon.

Save a species by adopting a tree

Protection of large hollow bearing trees on private land by 'adopting a tree' is crucial to the survival of species in an area.

Reptiles and amphibians

Help save the much-loved Manning River helmeted turtle

The little known but much-loved Manning River helmeted turtle is one of three turtle species in New South Wales with a very limited range and is unfortunately an endangered species.