Estimated protected species

Rewild our world!

This project will recover and restore critical wild areas, with a focus on two unique ecosystems critical to our global biodiversity.

In the forests of East Australia damaged ecosystems have been ravaged by fires. We are embarking on a plan to restore lost ecosystems one species at a time. Starting with the Tasmanian Devils, which we are working with partners to bring to mainland Australia after a  3,000 year absence. Devils allow native small mammals to recover by keeping invasive cats and foxes in check. By burying leaf litter as they forage, these small mammals help sustain cooler and less damaging fires. 

In the rugged Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos roams an animal that no living scientist has spotted in the wild. We are working to bring the Saola back from the brink to resume its place among a wondrous assemblage of unique species through an innovative conservation breeding program to rewild one of the most biodiverse corners of our planet.

The Project in action

In Australia we work with local partners Aussie Ark to reintroduce Tasmanian Devils into predator-free areas, and to monitor their success, building on years of successfully establishing a conservation breeding program. In the Annamites we work with WWF Vietnam among other local partners, and communities around the project sites and conservation breeding centers will benefit from direct employment, enhanced tourism potential, and increased livelihood opportunities.

The Future

Healthy thriving ecosystems in Australia and the Annamites with a full complement of native wildlife will show that we can rewild some of the most biodiverse and irreplaceable places on Earth!

“This is our response to that threat of despair: come what may, ultimately we will not be deterred in our efforts to put an end to extinction and to rewild Australia.”

Tim Faulkner, President of Aussie Ark, Re:wild’s partner in Australia.


  • Remove snares from Pu Mat National Park in Vietnam


    This supports a community member to remove snares from Pu Mat National Park in Vietnam for 3 years. Hundreds of snares can be removed in a single day, sparing the unique wildlife of the Annamite Mountains which is indiscriminately caught, including the Critically Endangered Saola, the Annamite Striped Rabbit, Owston’s Civet and the Northern White-cheeked Crested Gibbon.

    Protected species with this milestone

    • Saola
    • Annamite Striped Rabbit
    • Owston’s Civet
    • Northern White-cheeked Crested Gibbon
  • Reintroduce 5 Tasmanian Devils into mainland Australia


    We will release 5 Tasmanian Devils into a wild sanctuary on mainland Australia, where we are working to bring them back after a 3,000 year absence! As ecosystem engineers, their presence helps entire forest ecosystems – and the native species that call them home, from Koalas to Potoroos, to recover.

    Protected species with this milestone

    • Tasmanian Devil
  • Fund a Tasmanian Devil breeding program in Australia for a year


    Feed and care for 20 devils for an entire year in a conservation breeding program to bring the devils back to mainland Australia.

    Protected species with this milestone

    • Tasmanian Devil
  • Build a world-leading breeding centre for Annamite Mountains species


    Will pay for the build of a first-of-its-kind conservation breeding center for unique and threatened species the Annamite Mountains, including Swinhoe’s Giant Softshell Turtles, Large-antlered Muntjac, Striped Rabbit, endangered pheasants and, if it can be found, Saola.

    Protected species with this milestone

    • Saola
    • Swinhoe's Giant Softshell Turtles
    • Large-antlered Muntjac
    • Annamite Striped Rabbit
    • Edward's Pheasant
  • Create a sanctuary in East Australia


    This amount will pay for a predator-free sanctuary for Tasmanian Devils and other native wildlife of East Australia to restore the ecological functioning of native forest ecosystems.

    Protected species with this milestone

    • Tasmanian Devil
    • Koala
    • Eastern Quoll
    • Long-nosed Potoroo
    • Rufous Bettong
    • Eucalypt and Subtropical forest