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.