Implement action to help preserve Australia's wildlife and ecosystems
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Volunteer your time to a local conservation project
If it is your passion: study, research or enter into the filed of Wildlife Conservation
Plant native trees that attract native wildlife and avoid using chemical fertilisers
Get in-tune with nature: go for a bush walk, visit your local botanic garden, go spotlighting or snorkelling etc
Grown your own food such as a veggie garden
Learn about a new native wildlife species each month
Learn about the wildlife that live in your own backyard
Become a member of 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.org.au
Check the ingredients of the food/products you purchase to ensure that they are sustainably-sourced and environmentally and animal-friendly
Buy second-hand items
Think about your commute options, car-pool, use public transport, cycle etc
Make a financial contribution to 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
Keep domestic cats indoors 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. Please remember to remain professional. Refer to the 2018 NSW EDO link below.
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
Go paperless or implement careful printing. Print double-sided and reduce your font size etc
30 WAYS TO REDUCE WASTE
The Edgy Veg provides you with 20 easy eco-friendly lifestyle hacks for reducing waste in your home. These green tips and tricks will help you live a more green and minimalist lifestyle. Please click HERE to watch the first 20 lifestyle hacks and HERE to watch the next 10 life style hacks.
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 (2018 EDO NSW). To have your say, click HERE
For 25 steps for plastic-free living
The team at plastic-free living provides us with 25 steps that we can implement to help us reduce our impact on the environment.
Nature is collapsing - what must we do? and why?
To find out - click HERE
Professor Brett Bryan and other experts from Deakin University are calling on us all – from governments to individuals – to take more action to save nature before it’s too late.
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.