Our Work

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Ecological Research

One of the distinguishing features of AWC is the extent to which we invest in world class science. AWC employees more than 50 field ecologists.

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Ecological Health Monitoring

AWC has developed a framework for measuring the ecological health of its sanctuaries that can be applied consistently across a broad array of landscapes, habitats and species.

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Wildlife Translocations

AWC has more experience than any other non-government organisation in Australia in translocating threatened wildlife. We have established populations of 11 threatened mammal species across five predator-free areas, involving the translocation of more than 6,000 animals into and out of...

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Land Management

Feral Cat and Fox Control

Feral cats and foxes are having a severe impact on native wildlife populations in central and southern Australia. AWC is Australia’s leading proponent of conservation fencing, establishing large large feral-free areas to protect Australia's endangered species.

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Fire Management

Fire regimes have changed dramatically in Australia, with an increase in the scale and intensity of wildfires, particularly in northern Australia. AWC implements the largest private fire management program in Australia.

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Feral Herbivore Control

There are an estimated 300,000 camels, 400,000 feral horses, five million feral donkeys, 23.5 million feral pigs and 150,000 buffalo across Australia. AWC has established the two biggest feral herbivore-free areas on the mainland at Wongalara and Mornington-Marion Downs.

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Weed Control

Invasive weeds displace or degrade habitat for wildlife across Australia. AWC is implementing practical and innovative weed control measures across our sanctuaries, targeting a range of key weeds including Lantana, Parkinsonia, Callotropis, Gamba Grass and Grader Grass.

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