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Our researchers are passionate and enthusiastic conservationists, but conservation is something we can all contribute to – directly or indirectly – and we would love your support.

In the future, we would love to see everyday Australians become citizen scientists using the Bluetooth devices we’ve developed to track and contribute to research that supports animal welfare – whether it's koalas, quolls, or other at-risk species. These are the animals whose loss of habitat forces them into urban areas.

We are confident that we can continue improving conservation outcomes in Australia with your help, and any donation you can give would go a long way towards ensuring the DDC can continue its work protecting Australia’s unique wildlife.

Help the detection dog team support animal welfare.

Australia's wildlife faces enormous challenges - especially when it comes to habitat loss. Your support will help ensure its survival.

  • $15
    can supply one of our detection dogs with their high-nutrition diets for a day
  • $20
    can go towards covering the cost of vet bills, ensuring our dogs remain in top health 
  • $50
    can buy a bed for one of our detection dogs, ensuring they receive the rest needed to perform well in the field
  • $100
    can pay for speciality booties to protect our detection dogs from injuring their paws on spikes, cacti or other hazards
  • $1,000
    can go towards specialised GPS collar equipment for the detection dogs, so we can collect data about areas we search
  • $1,500
    can allow two humans and a detection dog to spend a day in the field helping protect Australia's threatened wildlife


For more information about how you can help by getting involved, please contact
Dr Romane Cristescu, Director of Detection Dogs for Conservation and Research Fellow at University of the Sunshine Coast.

Your donation will make all the difference!

Support USC's Detection Dogs for Conservation