Outback Australia is one of the few remaining places on Earth where nature is vast, wild and abundant, largely untouched by destructive developments.
Australiaň•—s natural heritage is threatened, however. Many of our outback districts are now empty of people to care for the land, which is becoming increasingly unhealthy due to destructive wildfires and the invasion of feral animals such as pigs and buffalo.
Less than 12% of Australiaň•—s landscapes are protected in conservation parks, and only 5% of our seas and unique marine life are protected in sanctuaries from over-fishing and mining.
Expert conservation leaders from the Wild Australia Program are working with other Australian organisations to protect our wild places on land and sea. A partnership of the Pew Environment Group-Australia and The Nature Conservancy, Wild Australia works with Aboriginal organisations, conservation groups, industries and government agencies to secure protection and put good management practices in place. This work varies from supporting Indigenous Protected Areas to assisting with property purchases and advocating for the creation of marine sanctuaries.
wt takes a wide range of approaches to protect a whole landscape, and all our work is based on the best conservation science.
Our work will ensure that future generations of Australians, and visitors from around the world, can continue to live in and love these beautiful places.