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Centre for Compassionate Conservation

We are an innovative research, education and advisory centre that improves the welfare of wild animals using a Compassionate Conservation approach.
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Your gifts will allow the Centre to grow Compassionate Conservation movement and push for change in legislation and policy to better protect our wildlife.
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Compassionate Conservation in action

International research is beginning to explore frameworks for the unification of animal welfare and conservation sciences.
There’s been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government’s recently announced war on cats setting the goal of killing two million by 2020. But we would like to offer a different idea: let’s embrace cats as part of Australia’s environment.
Kangaroos are an iconic species and are critical to ecosystem health as they fertilise nutrient-poor soils and spread the seeds of native grasses and plants. Despite this, 1.61 million adult kangaroos were killed in 2012 to provide domestic and export products.
Dr Liv Baker from Wesleyan University in Connecticut has arrived in Bathurst with two students to join in the Bathurst Kangaroo Project’s research.
Kangaroo harvesters have been discovered not adhering to the most basic of hygiene standards, documents obtained under freedom of information show.