Save Possum Species From Extinction

Target: Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Goal: Save the threatened white lemuroid possum from extinction.

Australia’s white lemuroid possum is almost completely extinct, with their numbers having dropped significantly within the past decade. These animals are extremely temperature-sensitive and survive off of leaf moisture, and the onset of climate change in addition to logging and deforestation is destroying their habitat of Mount Lewis, leaving them close to the point of no return.

White lemuroid possums are one of the chief indicators of climate change, even more so than the issue’s poster child, the polar bear. Most of the species already perished in a 2005 heat wave, and at this point only a few adult possums remain, leaving little chance of repopulation. Even if they were able to repopulate, their home is likely to be uninhabitable within the next few years.

We cannot let this species die out. We must make every effort we can towards conservation and saving their habitat from destruction. Sign this petition to ensure that the white lemuroid possum remains alive and is able to return to its former glory as a species.


Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

The white lemuroid possum, a chief indicator of climate condition and change, has gone almost completely extinct. The species has been doing very poorly since a heat wave in 2005 killed off most of its numbers, and even if they are able to repopulate, their home could be lost to them forever due to increasing temperatures and deforestation.

You must strengthen your protection of this species. Not only do we need to address and put a stop to climate change, but we must protect the slopes of Mount Lewis where these animals reside and stop deforestation to aid their survival. The white lemuroid possum deserves a fighting chance. Help us give them one by aiding in their protection and conservation.


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Photo Credit: Reto Stöckl / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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