Take Action to Protect Australia's Wildlife
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Volunteer your time to a local wildlife conservation project
If it is your passion: study, research, or enter into the field of wildlife conservation
Plant native trees that attract native wildlife and avoid using chemical fertilisers
Get in-tune with nature: go for a bushwalk, visit your local botanic garden, go spotlighting, or snorkelling
Grown your own food such as a veggie garden
Learn about a new native wildlife species each month
Learn about the wildlife that lives in your own backyard
Become a member of the Australian Wildlife Society
Follow Australian Wildlife Society and other conservation organisations on social media
Keep up-to-date with current real-world issues
Become a citizen scientist and participate in projects such as WomSAT
Check the ingredients of the food/products you purchase to ensure that they are sustainably-sourced and environmentally-friendly
Buy second-hand items
Think about your commute options: car-pool, use public transport, cycle
Go paperless or implement careful printing. Print double-sided and reduce your font size
Make a financial contribution to the Australian Wildlife Society
Talk about real-world wildlife conservation issues with your friends
Pick-up waste/plastic off your local beach and surrounding areas and dispose of them appropriately
Don't feed native wildlife, this can often do more harm than good
Be a responsible pet owner: supervise pets to ensure the safety of our native wildlife
If you find an injured animal, contact the appropriate authorities such as WIRES 1300 094 737
Aim to minimise human impact/interference on natural ecosystems
Write to your local minister if you have any suggestions on how wildlife-related actions can be improved
Vote for politicians that support and protect wildlife and their habitats
Start a petition that focuses on protecting our environment for future generations
Report any suspicious wildlife-trafficking behaviour to the appropriate authorities such as the Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch +61 2 6274 1900
Save energy and water
Refrain from using single-use plastics. Swap items to sustainable materials e.g. plastic to bamboo straws
Follow mentors that inspire you such as Sir David Attenborough or Greta Thunberg
Purchase items that have the Carbon Footprint Label
Zero Co has a mission to eliminate single-use plastic packaging from every Aussie kitchen, laundry, and bathroom.
Click HERE to win the war on waste at your place.
You Can Have a Say?
One of the most effective ways for the community to help create a sustainable future is by engaging in regulatory and decision-making processes.
To have your say, click HERE
25 Steps for Plastic-free Living
Plastic-free Living provides us with 25 steps that we can implement to help us reduce our impact on the environment HERE
Nature is Collapsing: What Must We Do?
Prof Brett Bryan et al. from Deakin University are calling on us all to Take Action to save nature before it’s too late.
Going Green - ICDA
This Help Sheet outlines hundreds of initiatives NFP organisations can implement.
Become a member of the Australian Wildlife Society. Help support the society to conserve native wildlife. Keep up to date with the latest information of the collective work being promoted nationally as well as having individual rights and additional benefits Join the Australian Wildlife Society »
Check out our 'DONATE' page.
Help save our native wildlife by donating to one of the Australian Wildlife Society's conservation projects.
A tax-deductible donation receipt. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible and all quoted dollar amounts are in Australian currency. The knowledge that you are contributing to the conservation of Australian native fauna and flora for the next generation of young Australians. We also hope that you feel valued, fulfilled and rewarded in some way knowing that you have ‘taken action’ to make a positive change.
Join the echidna hunt
Did you know that the echidna is the symbol of our Society and that the echidna is featured on the 5 cent coin?
Following the successful launch of our 5 cent collection boxes last year, businesses and families are now collecting for us. Those of you who have not yet joined the echidna hunt are invited to do so.
If you are interested in collecting 5 cent coins to participate in this fundraising process, please contact us and we will mail a collection box to you. Use them at home or at your place of work, invite friends and colleagues to take one and invite your friendly local businesses to join in. By this means small individual efforts can lead to a grand achievement. The proceeds will be used for the Society’s programs, such as the university grants.
Once the collection box has been filled, just take it along to your nearest Commonwealth Bank. All the deposit details are printed on the bottom of the box.
Once the coins have been banked, let us know your details and how much has been banked and we will send you a tax deductible receipt.
Email us at [email protected] for your collection box.