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FUNDED: Baby Sawfish Rescue Mission


Critically endangered sawfish need our urgent help

Fund a unique life saving mission to locate and rescue Critically Endangered young largetooth sawfish trapped in drying billabongs.

Largetooth sawfish ‘pups’ are born at river mouths and spend the first 4-5 years of life in freshwater rivers and floodplain billabongs before migrating back to the ocean. However, these juvenile sawfish become trapped in the drying billabongs in the dry season as floodwaters recede and waterholes dry up. If not rescued these animals perish.

Northern Australia is one of the last strongholds left on the planet for sawfish. We must protect the species.

AMCS, in a partnership with the Northern Land Council’s Malak Malak Rangers and Charles Darwin University (CDU), is on a unique mission to locate and rescue Critically Endangered young largetooth sawfish trapped in drying billabongs and release them to free flowing waters.

We need $29,000 for a 2022 mission to save critically endangered sawfish trapped in drying billabongs.

The next mission is scheduled to investigate rescue locations in July and rescue patrols towards the end of the dry season in August to October 2022.

You can help save baby sawfish from a terrible fate and protect a critically endangered species, by funding our Sawfish Rescue Mission.

Donate today to make this mission possible .

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Why back AMCS?

Northern Australia is one of the last strongholds left on the planet for sawfish. AMCS are proud and delighted to be partnering with the Rangers and CDU on these important missions.

The partnership with AMCS will support the rescues and the work of CDU scientist Dr Peter Kyne to monitor the health and survival rates of the rescued sawfish.

This vital work has so far seen the Malak Malak Rangers rescue 75 largetooth sawfish in the past decade. A significant number for a Critically Endangered species. With your support backing AMCS we can continue to ensure these missions go ahead each year.

 

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