in Swanbourne Beach, Australia
Coastal waters in Swanbourne Beach, Australia © Josh Spires

How We Work

Our Partners

At The Nature Conservancy, we believe everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment. We’re proud to work with many different partners across Australia and we thank them for their important contribution to conservation. Click on the links below to see which of our projects they support.


  • juvenile oysters on a scallop shell

    National Environmental Science Program (NESP)

    We work with NESP's Marine Biodiversity Hub to determine the most efficient way to restore native Sydney rock oyster reefs and to measure the benefits they provide to both people and nature. Learn how we work with NESP

  • Reef building in Port Phillip Bay

    Victorian Government

    We're collaborating with Victorian Fisheries Authority and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on our project to restore the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay. Learn how we work with the Victorian Government


Community Organisations and NGOs

  • a grassy shoreline


    With support from Recfishwest, we have successfully demonstrated that native oysters can be collected from Oyster Harbour, spawned in the local hatchery, and deployed on new reef substrate. Learn how we work with Recfishwest


When working with the private sector, we apply our 10 Principles of Corporate Engagement to identify which relationships best align with our organisational values, conservation mission and highest priorities. For any private sector engagement, we ensure the partnership will deliver clear conservation benefits with lasting, measurable outcomes and have a direct connection to our conservation mission.

To learn how your organisation can partner with The Nature Conservancy in Australia, please contact us today.