Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation
Through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF), we endeavour to be the voice for those that cannot speak. By backing global conservation initiatives and fostering education around endangered species since 2012, we are helping to make a dramatic change.
More than $3.5 million dollars has been raised through DWF to help save species such as tigers, koalas, bilbies and tree kangaroos. For tigers alone, DWF is the largest zoological contributor to tiger conservation in the world. It goes further than just money, DWF drives anti-poaching and community engagement initiatives and has partnered with globally recognised organisations including Wildcats Conservation Alliance.
With the threat ever-growing, we need your help. Help us make a difference today.
Where your money goes?
Adopt An Animal
Dreamworld’s tigers are ambassadors for their wild cousins. Dreamworld is your connection to ensure the majestic tiger will continue to survive in the wild. We have partnered with other wild tiger conservation organisations; 21st Century Tiger, Fauna and Flora International and The Phoenix Fund to fund anti-poaching efforts, uncover networks of illegal poaching and provide education programs for people co-existing with tigers in their natural habitat.
By adopting any of Dreamworld’s tigers you will help us direct essential support to bring wild tigers back from the brink of extinction.
The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.
The wild Tasmanian devil has been decimated by a disease called Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). Dreamworld is part of an Australasian Captive Breeding Program to hold an insurance population in case they go extinct in the wild.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Tasmanian devil you will assist in raising funds for research to address this terrible disease that is affecting our Tasmanian devils in the wild.
The Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo is a new species introduced into the Dreamworld wildlife family. They are uniquely Queensland. It is unusual in the mammal world in that a perfectly adapted terrestrial species at some point in its evolutionary history ascended the tree. It is estimated less than 10,000 remain in the wild. Work is done in increasing awareness of Tree kangaroos and their threats (dogs and cars).
By adopting Dreamworld’s Tree kangaroo you will be helping us to support organisations such as the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre (TRRACC) who rescue and rehabilitate orphaned, injured or displaced tree kangaroos back into the wild.
The Queensland bilby population is the most threatened and genetically distinct population in Australia. 'Prince George' the bilby has become the hero of the Save the Bilby Fund which has built a fenced area in the wild to protect bilbies from feral animals and dangerous predators enabling them to live and breed in safety. Dreamworld takes the lead in the captive breed for release program for this iconic species. With only 400-600 estimated bilbies remaining in the wild, this rare and endangered species needs your help.
By adopting Dreamworld's Bilby you will help to prevent bilbies from becoming extinct.
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Dreamworld's Tiger Island plays a leading role in tiger conservation world-wide through donations and hands-on involvement with conservation projects.
Dreamworld's tigers actively raise money every day to save their own species in the wild through supporting projects such as:
Save The Bilby
Dreamworld is a Gold Sponsor of the Save the Bilby Fund, who work to bring the bilby back from the brink of extinction.
Dreamworld is the only Queensland non-government institution for approval to breed bilbies for release back into their natural environment.
Dreamworld opened a Semi-Nocturnal Bilby House to increase awareness about bilby conservation and the plight of this unique animal.
Dreamworld donations assist important conservation initiatives of the Save the Bilby Fund including the construction of a feral-proof, bilby fence in Currawinya National Park in South-West Queensland, the area used to release bilbies back into the wild as part of the Recovery Plan for the species. Click here to learn more.
Dreamworld takes the bilby conservation message on the road through a mobile education unit, Wildlife for Kids, reaching over 10,000 students every year.
Save The Koala
Dreamworld's Corroboree is home to the second largest captive koala colony in the world.
Dreamworld is a Gold Sponsor of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). Collaboratively we are involved in numerous education and awareness campaigns to protect the last remaining habitat for this unique Australian marsupial. Dreamworld supports habitat mapping that the AKF has produced as research into wild koala population declines.
Thanks to the AKF Foster Program, Dreamworld's koalas already help save their cousins in the wild and are therefore the only animal at Dreamworld that cannot be chosen in our Adopt an Animal Program.
The money generated from the AKF Foster Program is used for wild koala research and conservation programs.
Koala Land is a collaboration between the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and relevant stakeholders who want to preserve koalas in the wild in South-East Queensland. This social site shares information and current knowledge about the koala so decisions can be made properly regarding the koala's future in the wild.
Wombat Husbandry and Research
Dreamworld is involved in the management of captive wombats in several capacities; by its own collection and in collaboration with other zoological and research institutions.
Our veterinary department is investigating urinary tract disease amongst Common wombats to better understand the reproductive husbandry of the animal.
Finally, we are collaborating with Tasmanian authorities and Trowunna Wildlife Park to radio track rehabilitated injured young wombats to determine the success of the rehabilitation work. This is a long term project.
Saving The Tasmanian Devil
Dreamworld has signed an agreement in collaboration with the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania (DPIW), to be part of the Tasmanian Devil Captive Insurance Program.
The Captive Insurance Program has been developed to co-ordinate the management of a population of Tasmanian devils in ZAA institutions on mainland Australia, for the purpose of providing "insurance" against further catastrophic declines in the wild due to the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Dreamworld's donations help to fund the program.
Saving the Cassowary
Dreamworld is committed to helping save the Cassowary in the wild. With only approximately 1,500 left in Australia funds are needed to help protect habitat and run a monitoring program (counting) of wild Cassowary’s. Dreamworld is home to three Cassowary’s which form part of the collaborative Australasian Captive Breeding Program.
Saving the Tree Kangaroo
Dreamworld supports the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre in advancing knowledge of tree kangaroo biology and ecology to improve their care when rescued. More work needs to be done in improving the conservation of this species including a monitoring program for wild tree kangaroo’s, resources to help with injured, orphaned and displaced tree kangaroo’s so they can be released back into the wild.