Media Releases

2016
2015
  • AWC Pungalina Gulf of Carpentaria Exhibition

    AWC Pungalina Gulf of Carpentaria Exhibition

    October 2015

    A very special exhibition featuring works from five distinguished Australian artists inspired by their visit to Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary in the Gulf country of the Northern Territory.  The result of this trip is a collection of exceptional work celebrating the beauty of the Pungalina landscape, combining the perspective of artist and scientist.

    Defiance Gallery in conjunction with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Lea and Bill Ferris,are pleased to present: - See more at: http://australianwildlife.org/field-updates/2013/six-artists-seven-days-the-awc-mornington-sanctuary-kimberley-exhibition.aspx#sthash.mPeGVCwI.dpuf
  • AWC to partner with NSW Government in returning extinct mammals to NSW National Parks

    AWC to partner with NSW Government in returning extinct mammals to NSW National Parks

    June 2015

    Bilbies, Numbats and other mammal species which are currently listed as extinct in NSW are set to be returned to the State’s National Parks under an historic partnership between Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and the NSW Government. 

  • David Attenborough Field Research Station to help save last refuge for endangered mammals

    April 2015

    WA Environment Minister, the Hon Albert Jacob MLA, launched one of Australia’s most important scientific outposts with the opening of the David Attenborough Field Research Station in a remote section of the north-west Kimberley.

2014
2013
2012
  • Historic initiatives for the Kimberley

    Historic initiatives for the Kimberley

    June 2012

    The Western Australian Government has today announced funding its Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy for three major Kimberley initiatives to be delivered by AWC.

2011
2010
  • Historic native title consent determination to help protect 2,600 sq kms of central Australia

    Historic native title consent determination to help protect 2,600 sq kms of central Australia

    December 2010

    AWC and the Warlpiri-Luritja traditional owners have entered into an historic native title consent determination at Newhaven. It is the first native title consent determination between a traditional owner group and a non-government conservation organisation.

  • DNA uncovers one of the world's rarest birds

    DNA uncovers one of the world's rarest birds

    November 2010

    A team of Australian researchers, led by AWC's Dr Stephen Murphy, has identified a new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia.

  • Kimberley landholders welcome commitment to on-ground partnership

    Kimberley landholders welcome commitment to on-ground partnership

    October 2010

    The North Kimberley LCDC, representing land-users of over 12 million hectares of the Kimberley, including 19 pastoral holdings, has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s commitment to working in partnership with landholders to address fire management, feral animals and weeds.

  • AWC a finalist in prestigious "Best Practice Non-profit" Award

    AWC a finalist in prestigious "Best Practice Non-profit" Award

    April 2010

    AWC has been selected as a finalist in the Givewell Best Practice Not-for-profit Award. The criteria for the award were developed from donor expectations of what makes a "good" not-for-profit: they focus on issues such as the ability to deal with significant problems in a tangible way, as well as good governance and accountability.

2009
  • AWC Wins Biodiversity Award for protecting the endangered Woylie

    AWC Wins Biodiversity Award for protecting the endangered Woylie

    December 2009

    The AWC has been honoured with the 2009 WA Environment Award for Biodiversity Conservation. The award recognises AWC's success in delivering effective conservation for the endangered Woylie (or Brush-tailed Bettong) at Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary.

2008
2006
2005
  • New Foundation To Save Endangered Aquatic Wildlife

    New Foundation To Save Endangered Aquatic Wildlife

    July 2005

    Grey Nurse Sharks, Sea Turtles and Sea Dragons are just some of the threatened species which will enjoy a more secure future following the establishment today of the Sydney Aquarium Conservation Foundation.

2003
2002