Aussie Ark and Volkswagen partner to increase wildlife protection

UNDER THREAT: A new partnership between Aussie Ark and Volkswagen will allow the wildlife sanctuary to better protect species such as the Spotted-tail Quoll.
UNDER THREAT: A new partnership between Aussie Ark and Volkswagen will allow the wildlife sanctuary to better protect species such as the Spotted-tail Quoll.

Barrington Tops based wildlife sanctuary Aussie Ark and Volkswagen, one of the world's leading car manufacturers, have partnered to help secure and protect Australia's wildlife.

Volkswagen have committed $500,000 to helping Aussie Ark secure futures for some of Australia's most imperilled species.

The funds pledged by Volkswagen also allow Aussie Ark to expand their umbrella of protection and bring on two new species - the Squirrel Glider and the Spotted-tail Quoll.

Both species were devastatingly impacted by the 2020 bushfire season and subsequent drought. They're also under threat from the feral predator plague faced in Australia.

With Volkswagen's help Aussie Ark has vowed to construct purpose-built breeding facilities to establish critical insurance populations of each species.

Once the insurance populations have been established and are successful, we are committed to returning the species to the wild within their protected, feral free sanctuaries.