This website is currently largely self-funded. And while our running costs are not very significant, amounting to roughly $1831 anually, other larger expenses arise in the course of our research. The purchase of books and other literature not freely available on the internet allows us to bring more content to you than we otherwise would be able to.
While we are a non-profit endeavour, we have no official tax status, and as such all donations are not tax deductible. However, we can promise that all funds will be used in a professional and economic manner. As you can see from our website we are as passionate about studying conservation and extinction as you are. We take our role very seriously as we attempt to make a significant and lasting contribution to conservation biology. We hope that you will continue to join us on this journey, which certainly does not obligate you to donate, so that we may all benefit from our increased knowledge.
1 This includes AU$9.92 per month for hosting, $14.90 per year for domain registration, and $49 annually for a RapidSSL certificate (Google ranks websites lower if they don't have one). You might notice that our monthly hosting costs are more than we could pay elsewhere, however our host Digital Pacific is a carbon neutral company (which means that this website is green!), which played a decisive role in choosing them.