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Where we work

Covering more than 12.9 million hectares (31.8 million acres), AWC owns, manages or works in partnership on more land than any other non-government conservation organisation in Australia.

Our 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 11 AWC sanctuaries.


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 74% of native mammal species, 88% of native bird species, 54% of reptile species and 56% of amphibian species.

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Latest News

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News from the Field Press Release 20 Sep. 2022

Building homes for the Northern Quoll at Brooklyn Wildlife Sanctuary

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2023 AWC Internship Program

AWC offers opportunities for promising graduate students to gain valuable field experience in conservation research via its Internship Program. Interns will be mentored by a team of experienced ecologists, who will provide on-going assessment throughout the training program. Applications for our 2023 Internship Program are now open.

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Ecohealth Reports

AWC’s Ecohealth monitoring program has been developed to measure and report on the status and trend of species, ecological processes and threats at all AWC sanctuaries and partnership projects. At each site a range of ecological indicators are selected, which focus on species at risk of decline, major threatening processes, and a broad range of other metrics for wildlife and vegetation.

Delivering some of Australia's most ambitious and important conservation projects

2022 Impact Report

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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 11 of our locations around Australia, to experience the benefits of AWC’s effective conservation first-hand.

A large Water-holding Frog emerges after rain on one of North Australian Pastoral Company’s stations. This arid specialist can live underground for years in a water-holding cocoon that prevents the frog from drying out.

Issue 43 of Wildlife Matters: A giant leap forward for conservation in Australia

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