The Phillip Island Youth Wildlife Ambassador program is designed to get younger people in the local community involved in helping protect nature and wildlife on the island. Seven ambassadors were selected for this year’s program, two more than originally expected. Each prospective ambassador had to apply online and answer a series of questions.
This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.
Grant round: 2019 Community Conservation Grants
The selected Ambassadors are aged from 13 – 17 years old, with a diversity of abilities (high performing to special needs). The 2019/20 program was launched on Threatened Species Day, Saturday 7th of September, which marks the day that the last Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) died in captivity in 1936 and is commemorated across the country to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.
The threatened species theme tied in well with the launch, with program conveners speaking about key threats to threatened wildlife, but also how they are providing a haven for threatened species through research-led conservation programs.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT
The project was completed in 2020.
This project was funded by FNPW in 2019.