providing new hope for Australia's wildlife

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Wildlife we protect

Australia is one of the most important nations on Earth for biodiversity. Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation even more important.

AWC protects some of the nation’s most iconic and endangered wildlife including 72% of native mammal species, 88% of native bird species, 55% of reptile species and 54% of amphibian species.

Where we work

Covering over 6.5 million hectares (16.1 million acres), AWC owns, manages or works in partnership on more land than any other non-government conservation organisation in Australia.

Our 30 locations are situated in key regions including the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the southwestern forests. It is possible to visit 9 AWC sanctuaries.


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Visit an AWC Sanctuary

From the Kimberley to Cape York, central Australia and the Top End, AWC’s network of wildlife sanctuaries include a large range of remote and iconic regions. At certain times of the year, we welcome visitors to 10 of our 30 locations around Australia, to experience the benefits of AWC’s effective conservation first-hand.

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