New South Wales is home to some of Australia’s most unique and distinct plants and animals. Unfortunately, many of these species are threatened with extinction.
The Saving our Species (SoS) program is the NSW Government’s response to this extinction crisis. Since the program began, SoS has grown to become a world-class threatened species program and has delivered a 400% increase in species being managed on-ground. While threatened species conservation is a long-term game, we’re already seeing results, with 228 threatened species now on track to survive the next 100 years.
Our projects are cutting-edge, employing the latest technologies, survey methods and findings to ensure we can have the greatest impact. Our program’s innovative approach has helped to uncover vital knowledge about our State’s rare and endangered species, which informs how we perform conservation and the path forward to securing these species in the wild.
We’re excited to share results from the last 5 years of the program with the public, through a series of project summaries. These highlight the many milestones, achievements, and data-driven stories that SoS has led and supported since 2016.
Following the renewed funding commitment from the NSW Government in June 2021, the momentum gained by SoS will continue for at least 5 more years, as we work to protect hundreds of threatened species and communities.