Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples of this land. We value their profound cultural heritage and enduring connections to the unique and beautiful Australian landscape.
AWC supports the better delivery of outcomes for Australia’s First Nations People, and our mission of effective conservation is intertwined with supporting those outcomes. AWC has a strong track record of engagement, including meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities, Ranger groups, and Traditional Owners. These partnerships have delivered substantial benefits for conservation, socio-economic growth, and the preservation of culture.
We value our relationships, friendships, and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, across all our partnership areas and sanctuaries. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recognition and representation are integral to our mission of effective conservation.
The recent referendum to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament provided an opportunity for all Australians to engage and discuss how we recognise the First People of Australia. We hope that as the referendum outcome settles, we are able to build greater national respect for First Nations people and progress their influence in those matters that concern and affect them. AWC supports more formal recognition of First Nations people for their extraordinary and enduring connection and stewardship of this Country.
AWC extends its gratitude to the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands on which we live and work. Together, we can provide hope for Australian wildlife and habitats.