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Australian Wildlife Conservancy Celebrate 30th Birthday

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 2, 2021 12:45 pm

Australian Wildlife Conservancy 30th Birthday

The numbat is a threatened species which enjoys protection at Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary owned by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Photo Credit: Wayne Lawler/ AWC

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy are celebrating 30 years of conservation by releasing their first Impact Report and a video with accolades from HRH The Prince of Wales and Sir David Attenborough.

August 2nd 2021 marks 30 years since the Australian Wildlife Conservancy purchased Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Australia. Since then they have grown to protect more native species than any other non-government body.

They also undertake the most extensive wildlife translocation program in Australia. Over the last 30 years more than 6,000 individuals of 20 species have been translocated between 31 sanctuaries.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy 30th Birthday

The landscape at Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, the first sanctuary purchased by Australian Wildlife Conservancy 30 years ago

Photo Credit: Wayne Lawler/ AWC

HRH The Prince of Wales has been a Patron of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy since 2013 and in a video message of support he expressed his gratitude for the dedication AWC has shown to preserving Australian wildlife.

“I particularly wanted to send my warmest congratulations and gratitude to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy team for their outstanding work over these past thirty years,” HRH The Prince of Wales said.   “Their science-based approach and innovative land management practices are making a significant impact in protecting wildlife across Australia.”

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Another long term supporter of the conservancies work is Sir David Attenborough who praised the science-led model of the organization which he he described as “essential” to successful conservation.

“That’s why AWC is so very important, and science runs through the whole activities of AWC in a most admirable way, and it is essential that it should if it’s going to succeed,” Sir David said. “There are a lot of ingredients to success in conservation. Part of it, of course is money. Part of it, of course is having the area where you can do things. Part of it, of course is having science behind you, and part of it, of course is having dedicated people who would give their lives to dealing with these problems.”

In this video Australian Wildlife Conservancy share their growth from a single sanctuary to protecting species across the country. It also includes remarks from HRH The Prince of Wales and Sir David Attenborough celebrating the work of the conservancy.

Photo Credit: Wayne Lawler/ AWC

Australian Wildlife Conservancy also conduct the largest biodiversity monitoring project in Australia. Finally they conduct, host or collaborate on more than 140 scientific projects at their sites or partnership sites.

Tim Allard, Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Chief Executive Officer said, “To reverse the current tide of extinctions and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate AWC is developing innovative financing mechanisms that will help fund our ever-growing and increasingly complex conservation initiatives,” Allard"

“We’re forming innovative partnerships that combine the power of philanthropy with private enterprise, the public sector and Indigenous communities. Continued collaboration and innovation across science, research and land management will help ensure the survival of Australia’s wildlife,” finished Allard.

Learn more about the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on their website – Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian Wildlife Conservancy 30th Birthday

The woylie is one of the animals which is offered protection at Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Wayne Lawler/ AWC

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