Perspectives

2018 Conservation Successes

Huge strides were taken to save and restore land, fresh water, oceans and wildlife across Australia.

living amongst recycled shells laid on the new reef base in Port Phillip Bay
Blue-ringed Octopus living amongst recycled shells laid on the new reef base in Port Phillip Bay © Jarrod Boord, Streamline Media
2018 Conservation Successes A BIG THANKS to all of our supporters and partners for incredible conservation achievements.

A BIG THANKS to all of our supporters and partners for incredible conservation achievements.

Director, The Nature Conservancy Australia

Because of our supporters, we’ve accomplished great things. Together, we are:

  • Continuing to restore shellfish reefs across the southern coast of Australia. They’ve been attracting and providing homes for marine life such as crabs, Blue-ringed Octopus, Pinkie Snapper and even seals.
  • Helping to conserve 20 million hectares of land in northern Australia. It’s home to 460 bird species including the Gouldian Finch and mammals such as the Northern Quoll.
  • Taking the equivalent of 183,000 cars off the road for an entire year through Indigenous Ranger programs to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Restoring wetlands by directing water to mimic natural flooding cycles. Last year we directed 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth. The first wetland to receive water recorded increases of 800% in aquatic plant diversity, 135% in bird diversity, 250% bird abundance and 46% tree canopy health.

Adding to those achievements are the huge wins for the Murray-Darling Basin with our purchase of the Great Cumbung and management of Gayini Nimmie-Caira. Together, these neighbouring properties form 121,000 hectares of protected land that is of national and international conservation significance.

We sincerely thank our supporters. Every day, their incredible support matters, we're so grateful to have them by our side.