Community Wildlife Conservation Award
The Community Wildlife Conservation Award is made each year to recognise organisations which make a significant contribution to the preservation of Australian wildlife.
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The award for 2018 was made to Kanyana Wildlife Refuge, near Perth, Western Australia. This organisation has operated for over 40 years with the aid of a strong band of volunteers. The refuge rehabilitates many animals each year and conducts research into factors affecting local wildlife. It now has added a captive breeding program to its services. Kanyana has a strong school holiday program and works in collaboration with local universities to conduct research into factors affecting local wildlife. In recent years it has focused on research into parasites affecting wildlife and has been responsible for discovering previously unidentified parasites. MORE » MORE »
The award for 2017 was made to Port Stephens Koala and Wildlife Preservation Society, who have been operating in the Hunter region of NSW for 40 years. The group has built up a magnificent set of statistics on koala rescues and has been able to demonstrate conclusively the decline in the local population. This has led to efforts to have the local koala population classified as Endangered by the NSW Scientific Committee. MORE »
The award for 2016 was made to Frog Safe, Inc. of Edmonton, North Queensland. This organisation has operated a frog hospital for 18 years, treating over 3,000 frogs in that time and has developed a deep understanding of frog health. Frog populations around the world are in decline and our awardee is doing its best to help understand and prevent this decline. It has developed an informative website, which is consulted far and wide and has been archived by the Government as part of its PANDORA project. Frog Safe's expertise is such that it is not only consulted by persons in its locality but by persons, including vets, in all parts of Australia and even from overseas. It has succeeded in making the world its community. MORE»
The Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2015 was made to the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Inc (BTRW). This group is based in the Kangaroo Valley and has been active in trying to prevent the extinction of the local population of the BTRW since 1995. The group has formed a close alliance with the local community, local landholders, local schools and with National Parks and Wildlife. They are a great example of a successful community organisation at working together for wildlife conservation.MORE»
2014 Community Wildlife Conservation Award
The Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2014 was Wild Mob of Brisbane. Although Wild Mob has a Brisbane base its work ranges from the Barrier Reef to Tasmania. They have focused their attention on saving endangered species. MORE »
2013 Community Wildlife Conservation Award
The Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2013 was not awarded.
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2012 is the NSW Nature Conservation Working Group (NCWG) based in the Murray catchment area of NSW. MORE »
2011 Community Wildlife Conservation Award
The Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2011 was not awarded.
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2010 is Wombat Awareness Organisation of South Australia. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2009 is Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) of Mission Beach North Queensland. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2008 was Australian Ecosystems Foundation Inc. of Lithgow, NSW. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2007 was the Natural History Society of South Australia Inc. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2006 was Friends of the Koala Inc from Lismore in New South Waollles. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2005 was Mareeba Wetland Foundation of Northern Queensland. MORE »
The winner of the Community Wildlife Conservation Award for 2004 was Waterfall Springs Conservation Association Incorporated of Kulnurra near Gosford, NSW. MORE »
The recipient of the inaugural Community Wildlife Conservation Award – “Bringing Back the Flashjack Project” of Emerald in Central Queensland. MORE »