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.
You care about Australia’s plants and animals, and love the amazing wild places that our national parks protect.
You do what you can to help, and I thank you. But unless we protect the habitats that our species live in, they won’t survive.
$200 protects 1 hectare of virgin bushland for our species, forever. Please give today.
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.
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.
2012 was an extremely successful year for Australian conservation and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.
The Foundation received two large government grants - one to expand its Private Land Conservation Grants program to more people, and one to acquire over 1,000 lots on the South Coast of New South Wales, to add to Jervis Bay National Park.
Read about our 2012 achievements and projects in our 2012 Year in Review.
Barbara Buttery is delighted to be joining the volunteer team supporting the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. After an extensive corporate career spanning roles with American Express Business Travel in Sydney and New York and more recently with AMP Capital in Australia, she is keen to channel her Events Marketing experience to support endangered species in Australia.
The establishment of core protected areas is the first priority in Australia’s systematic conservation plan.
But simply maintaining islands of conservation in amongst degraded, modified or largely developed areas often does not work to ensure the survival of species over time.
The next step is growing the linkages and buffer zones between protected sites to ensure their long term viability. That's what the latest issue of PAWS is all about - how we can help improve connectivity to benefit our native species and amazing landscapes.
Read about the Foundation and its projects in the media. Articles mentioning the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Backyard Buddies from 2011 and 2010 Australian newspapers and magazines are available for reading and downloading. Have a look and see what we've been up to.
The Foundation has got a new publication! PAW Prints is the new quarterly update about the Foundation’s people and events. PAW Prints lets you know what the Foundation’s people have been getting up to in the last few months and what’s coming up on our calendar.