2021 Impact Report

In 2021, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) reaffirmed the five strategic pillars that underpin our impact-driven projects: growing Australia’s national parks, protecting our native flora and fauna, preserving our cultural heritage, emergency response, and educating and inspiring. Collectively, they steer our commitment to safeguard the environment for future generations and firmly align to our chosen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The need for impact has never been greater or more urgent. Australia has the world’s second-largest number of unique flora and fauna species, yet one of the highest rates of extinction in the world. As the charity partner of national parks and wildlife services across Australia, FNPW continues to be a part of the solution by helping to deliver programs that rehabilitate, protect and grow our natural world.

In doing so our impact during 2021 is evident in the following highlights.

  • Invested $3.8 million in delivering our core purpose
  • Planted more than 200,000 trees in bushfire recovery areas
  • Purchased 129 hectares of land to become UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park, and
  • Continued to work on the $10 million Southern Flinders Rangers expansion

Thanks to the generosity of partners and donors, we were able to further invest in sustainability initiatives with purpose around the country last year, including ongoing bushfire recovery work. As the facilitator of these programs, we channel funding to projects that achieve long-term benefits for our native species and local communities, looking to nature as a powerful healer and connector.