If you love the gouldian finch then I am certain you would have heard of the Save the Gouldian Fund. For those who have not, here is a little info on this great organisation.
Save The Gouldian Fund is a not-for-profit charity raising funds for the research and conservation of the Gouldian Finch, a highly endangered Australian bird.
Recent estimates suggest that less than 2500 Gouldian finches remain in the wild. Although once common throughout northern tropical Australia, this brightly coloured Australian bird is now almost extinct in Queensland and restricted to small and isolated populations in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in Western Australia.
In contrast to the plight of this bird in the wild, the Gouldian finch’s amazing plumage and amusing antics make it one of the most popular ornamental birds to be kept by aviculturists around the world. The aim of the Fund is to promote research into the Gouldian finch, and to provide conservation and management strategies to protect and promote wild Gouldian finches. The Fund also continually provides up-to-date information for bird breeders (from our current scientific research) to further enhance the practice of aviculture and the well being of all captive Gouldians throughout the world. Visit our news blog to receive details and updates on these projects.
We hope that you will all get behind us and help us help this iconic Australian species. (C/o http://savethegouldian.net)
The fund is growing in leaps and bounds through worldwide support. You too can be involved by becoming a member of the fund and donating.
To show our support we have a special T-shrt from our apparel store called "Save the Gouldian Finch" The team at AF.Com have decided to donate $4.00 for every shirt sold!
We are very excited and hope you will join us in supporting the Save the Goudlian Finch Fund.