mangroves reflecting a setting sun
Mangroves at Port Douglas, Queensland © Alan Barker

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Where We Work

The Nature Conservancy works across Australia to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.

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The Nature Conservancy undertakes projects that address our conservation priorities across Australia. You can find out more details about these projects by clicking on the points in the map below.

Urban Forest Strategy
A comprehensive strategy for greater metropolitan Melbourne to provide an evidence base to inform future planning for an even more liveable and sustainable city.
Rescuing the Norfolk Island Green Parrot
TNC is proud to have played a part in funding some of the important baseline science that demonstrated the perilous status of the Norfolk Island Green Parrot.
Oyster Harbour
Restoring Albany’s lost shellfish reefs
Reef Cam
Australia’s first ever rocky-reef, live-feed, combined under and above water webcams
Port Phillip Bay
We are turning the tide on habitat loss in Port Phillip Bay and reinstating our most threatened marine habitat the shellfish reef.
Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary
TNC helped secure the protection of 85 hectares of coastal habitat encompassing low dune and coastal shrubland for inclusion within the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.
Windara Reef
We're rebuilding a shellfish reef across 20 hectares in the Gulf St Vincent. Restoring this reef is critical to improve marine biodiversity, fish production and water quality.
Gondwana Link
Home of the world’s largest temperate woodland – the Great Western Woodlands provides habitat for 182 species of birds alone.
Peel Harvey Estuary
Helping deliver on-ground and in-water environmental actions in consultation with the community, to improve the health of the Peel-Harvey Catchment
Martu Living Deserts
TNC has assisted Martu people continue their remarkable connection to Country combining modern science with Indigenous ecological knowledge.
10 Deserts Project
Gibson Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Arabana Mound Springs
Partnered with Traditional Owners, the Arabana people, to create a Healthy Country Plan to manage their country and in particular the mound springs.
Gayini Nimmie-Caira
Lower Murray-Darling
Together with its Traditional Owners and partners, we're managing this 87,000ha property in the lower Murray-Darling
Reed Swamp
The Great Cumbung
Lower Murray-Darling
Protecting the largest remaining reed swamp in the Murray-Darling Basin
Camel in the Great Sandy Desert
10 Deserts Project
Great Sandy Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Talawana Track in Little Sandy Desert
10 Deserts Project
Little Sandy Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Serpentine Lake
10 Deserts Project
Great VictoriaDesert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Pedirka Desert
10 Deserts Project
Pedirka Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Blunt-leaved Cassia
10 Deserts Project
Tirari Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Gibberbird
10 Deserts Project
Strzelecki Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Sturt Desert Pea
10 Deserts Project
Sturt Stony Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Simpson Desert
10 Deserts Project
Simpson Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Desert Spadefoot Toad found in the Tanami Desert, NT
10 Deserts Project
Tanami Desert
Helping to design and build environmental resilience across the desert and sustain the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
New research with TNC shows that adopting best management practices can help the Great Barrier Reef in a time of climate change.
Nyikina and Mangala People of Fitzroy River
Fitzroy River
Partnered with Traditional Owners helped develop a Healthy Country Plan to guide Nyikina Mangala Rangers to look after Country.
Barking Owl at Fish River Station
Fish River Station
Supported the purchase of this 180,000ha property and returned it to the Traditional Owners. It hosts diverse habitats including savanna woodlands, rainforests and floodplains.
Northern Savanna Fire Management
Karunjie Durack
Helping Indigenous Rangers use fire to manage their land and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Northern Savanna Fire Management
Olkola
Helping Indigenous Rangers use fire to manage their land and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund
Wentworth
Creating a sustainable Murray-Darling by balancing agriculture, finance and the environment.
Eastern Great Egret and Yellow-billed Spoonbills at Yambuna Lagoon
Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund
Yambuna
Creating a sustainable Murray-Darling by balancing agriculture, finance and the environment.
Recycling Shells to Build Shellfish Reefs
Turning restaurant waste destined for landfill into new shellfish reefs.
Swan-Canning Estuary
Keeping Perth's Swan and Canning rivers healthy and clean by rebuilding the lost shellfish reefs.

Where we work