Our Focus in the Asian Islands & Australasia

The islands of Southeast Asia have the highest rate of deforestation of any major tropical region and is expected to lose 75% of its original forests and up to 42% of its biodiversity within the next century.

Australasia is a diverse region encompassing Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Polynesia. This region contains six of the world’s 39 biodiversity hotspots. Due to major habitat loss, land degradation, and human exploitation, it has a poor record for extinctions, particularly for birds and mammals.

Project Peril in the Asian Islands and Australasia Map

Our Work with Sumatran Rhinos


The Sumatran rhinoceros, also known as the hairy rhinoceros, was once a thriving species in Southeast Asia; however, illegal poaching and logging have put this species in the critically endangered list. Project Peril is partnering with the International Rhino Foundation to ensure these animals thrive once again.

Meet Delilah, one of the rhinoceroses born at Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. She is only the second calf ever born in captivity in Indonesia. Thanks to YOUR support, Delilah recently celebrated her third birthday! She is fortunate to live in safety at the SRS, free from the dangers of poaching (Sumatran rhino horns are incredibly valuable).

Photo Courtesy of Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Our Work During Australia's Bushfires


Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought ignited a series of massive bushfires across Australia, putting people, pets, and millions of unique wildlife species in grave danger. In fact, ecologists at the University of Sydney and WWF Australia estimated over 1 billion animals died in the fires.

Thanks to your donations, GreaterGood.org worked with partners on the ground including World Central Kitchen, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and local RSPCAs to feed, provide medical care, and protect all those affected.

Photo Courtesy of RSPCA Queensland

Endangered Species in This Area


Sumatran Orangutans

The Sumatran orangutan almost exclusively lives among the trees of tropical rainforests. Unfortunately, their homes are being destroyed by fires and are being turned into oil palm plantations, leaving the orangutan species endangered. We must protect their home!

Koalas

In the past 100 years, the koala population has been devastated and is currently under great threat due to urbanisation and massive, uncontrolled habitat destruction. In the last year alone, climate change has sparked massive fires that are devastating their homes and their only source of food. These marsupials need our help.

Tasmanian Devils

Once abundant throughout Australia, Tasmanian devils are now only found in the island state of Tasmania. Non-native species, like the Dingo, disease, and an effort to eradicate the animal by farmers, have led to the rapid dwindling of the species. Together, we can bring back this animal from the brink.

Become a Protector

Join our community of sustaining members and your recurring gift will protect endangered species and their habitat, month after month.

Save the Rhino

Throughout Africa and Asia over the past 40 years, the rhino population has dropped over 95%. Together, we can save them from extinction.

Plant a Tree

We work with our partners around the world to combat habitat loss and plant trees where they are most needed. Join us!