Mining company, Glencore has donated $250,000 to not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation Aussie Ark, based in the Barrington Tops, to assist with Aussie Ark's vital conservation work.
Aussie Ark is working to establish robust insurance populations of threatened native Australian wildlife.
Last year saw long-term environmental issues culminate into unimaginable conditions.
Severe drought, catastrophic wildfires and unprecedented heat waves have triggered the devastating incineration of entire ecological communities.
Aussie Ark staff have been in the field assessing drought and fire affected areas in the greater Barrington region.
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The funds given by Glencore will allow Aussie Ark to continue its conservation work with platypus, endangered Manning River turtles, Hunter River turtles and endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies.
The money will be utilised both in providing short-term relief and rescue to in-situ threatened species including rescue, rehabilitation and re-location of platypus and turtles as well as food drops to mammal species including the brush-tailed rock wallaby.
In-situ monitoring of survivors in the local Barrington Tops region and long-term recovery of critical habitat will also benefit from this donation.
All of these animals are currently under threat due to the bushfire and drought crisis ravaging the east coast of Australia.
"Public and private partnerships are necessary for the success of conservation," Aussie Ark president, Tim Faulkner said.
"We are blown away by the generosity of Glencore, helping vulnerable species in a time of need."
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