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50 in 5 - 50 Australian threatened species genomes in 5 years

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50 in 5 - 50 Australian threatened species genomes in 5 years

Australian species have experienced a marked decline since European settlement.

Captive breeding and translocations are some of the management actions to preserve some of our most threatened species.

The University of Sydney's researchers aim to help ensure the survival of threatened animals by sequencing 50 genomes in 5 years of Australia's most threatened species and use these to assess populations.

The project is led by Professor Kathy Belov (Professor of Comparative Genomics) and Dr Carolyn Hogg (Research Manager, Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group). We want to create a conservation legacy for Australia where conservation managers have access to the latest genomic information to inform their management decisions. The analysis pipelines we will build in this project will impact conservation decision making for years to come.

It costs $15,000 to create the genome of each species, so we need your support save our Aussie species!

Support the University of Sydney's world-leading conservation research into the genetic sequencing of Australian species today! 

You can help the University of Sydney's researchers improve the populations of animals such as:

   -  Orange-bellied Parrot

   -  Red Handfish

   -  Christmas Island Skink

As it will take $15,000 to sequence each species, any support, big or small, can make a difference for ensuring the survival of our threatened Aussie animals. All donations $2 and over will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Make your donation before the 30th of June to ensure your donation falls within this financial year. Thank you for your support. 

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