Australian Wildlife Conservancy

January 2018

Our generous visitors helped us raise $547.30 for the AWC

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The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) was founded right here in Perth back in 1991 by Martin Copley, a British-born Australian conservationist and philanthropist (1940-2014). Today AWC is the largest private owner of land for conservation across the country. They own and manage 23 properties with a combined area of over 3.15 million hectares. 

The AWC estate protects a very high proportion of Australia’s terrestrial biodiversity including;71% of all terrestrial mammal species, 86% of all terrestrial bird species and around 50% of all reptile and frog species.

Major success stories within the AWC sanctuaries are with Bilbies, Bridled Nail-tail Wallabies, Woylies and Numbats of which it protects the largest populations outside of National Parks.

The scale at which AWC undertakes practical land management activities such as fire management and feral animal control is unique within Australia.

  • AWC implements the largest non-government fire management program in Australia (EcoFire, in the Kimberley).
  • AWC has established the two largest feral herbivore-free areas on mainland Australia (Wongalara and Mornington).
  • AWC manages more feral cat and fox-free land on mainland Australia than any other organisation, including the largest feral-free area on the mainland (Scotia).

You can check out some of the great work being done by the program via their website -

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