Summer PAWS Newsletter

Summer PAWS 2013

Working Together for Conservation

This issue of PAWS features projects that the Foundation for National Parks funded in 2013. The common theme linking them all is their essentially collaborative nature, in which diverse communities and groups work together to achieve a more significant impact collectively than any could hope to achieve alone.

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The Foundation is the only organisation in Australia whose philanthropy is an investment in our public estate, our unique species and our cultural heritage – for all to enjoy.


Online 'silent' fundraising auctionOnline 'Silent' Fundraising Auction - Bid Now & Support the Foundation

This year, for the first time ever, the Foundation is holding an online 'silent' auction to raise funds to support our work. You can throw your support behind our cause by bidding on items you'd like to purchase. 100% of the winning bid for every item goes the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife for Australian conservation.

Every item has been kindly donated, free of charge, by a caring business or individual. There are over 50 items on offer ranging from John Butler Trio and Pete Murray concert tickets, Bangarra Dance Theatre tickets, a Sydney Opera House tour, holiday accommodation and tours, wild experiences, furniture, legal services and more!

Famous Australian artists have also donated artworks, including world famous contemporary artist Patricia Piccinini, and members of the Australian Plein-Air Artists Group including Warwick Fuller—who was the Official Tour Artist for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, during their tour of Australia in 2012.

Click here to check out the auction items


NSW Private Land Conservation GrantsNSW Private Land Conservation Grants - Applications Closed

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Since 2008, the NSW Private Land Conservation Grants program has provided almost $1 million to support NSW landowners undertaking conservation works on their own properties. Applications for a NSW Private Land Conservation Grant are open now, and closed on Monday 7th April 2014 at 2 pm.

Find out more here


VIC Private Land Conservation GrantsVIC Private Land Conservation Grants - Applications Open Now

This is the first year that Private Land Conservation Grants are available to Victorians. These grants are available to VIC landowners with a Trust for Nature conservation covenant registered on their title in the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Area and the Otway Ranges.

Click here to find out more about the VIC Private Land Conservation Grants


Sydney SkinnyThank You to All Those that Supported the Foundation in the 2014 Sydney Skinny

The Foundation was once again the charity of choice for the 2014 Sydney Skinny, appropriately presented by nudie. The 2013 Sydney Skinny was a truly positive day, where over 660 swimmers got out of their comfort zone to swim the gentle 900 m course in the buff. The fantastic 2014 event was held on Sunday 23 February 2014, and a glorious time was had by all.

Donate to the Fundraisers here


2013 Projects2013 Projects List - Your Support Did This So Thank You!

Have a look at a list of all the projects from around the country that the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife supported in 2013. Thanks to your support, in 2013 we supported land and water conservation projects, including acquisitions of land for Australia's national parks and protected areas and revegetation and habitat regeneration works, threatened species recovery projects, cultural heritage conservation and celebration projects, parks for people projects where we improved facilities in national parks so that they remain great, accessible places for everyone to enjoy, and also supported environmental education work to engage the community in the conservation of Australia's environment. Thank you so much for your support!

Click to view the 2013 Projects List


Private Land Conservation Grant Reports

Private Land Conservation Grant Reports

Recipients of Private Land Conservation Grants are requested to provide an annual report. We ask that you prepare and lodge your annual report via our website as soon as possible upon completion of this year's project phase, and before the 30th June 2014.

There is a facility to upload a single zip file containing copies of your supporting documents and any photographs you have taken of your project as part of the reporting via this site. However, we have found that it may be more effective to simply skip this and send your documents and photos by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also print and send your documents and photos by regular mail.

All successful online report lodgements will be automatically acknowledged with an email containing the details of your report. Please let us know if you do not get this confirmation email so that we can assist you.

Our Projects Committee is very keen to see the wonderful results your efforts have delivered and to read your reports. They are just as keen to send you the next round of funding (if provided for in your current Grant Agreement) to sustain those efforts. A final report will clear the way for further application in our next round in February next year.

If you are unable to provide your report via the internet could you kindly let us know as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made to help you meet this reporting date.

Grant recipients can click here to complete an annual report online


Heritage Estates

Voluntary Heritage Estates Land Project grows Jervis Bay National Park

All three levels of government have come together with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife to protect an area known as Heritage Estates. The high-conservation-value land of Heritage Estates is at Worrowing Heights between Vincentia and Erowal Bay, in the Shoalhaven region on the south coast of New South Wales. Heritage Estates is a 180 hectare “paper” subdivision of approximately 1,200 lots. The project will enable the purchase of as many lots within Heritage Estates as possible for inclusion into Jervis Bay National Park for permanent protection.

Find out more about this exciting new project here


Heritage Estates

Mountain Pygmy-possum Captive Breeding Program

The Foundation is fundraising to build and establish a captive breeding program at Lithgow, NSW for Australia's only hibernating alpine marsupial - the Mountain Pygmy-possum.
This project was recently featured on ABC's 'Lateline'. Not only will this help bolster numbers of Mountain Pygmy-possums to ensure they do not become extinct, but it will also look at the possibility of adapting this species to climate change.

Click to find out more about the Mountain Pygmy-possum Captive Breeding Program