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Bushfire-impacted wildlife in care after treatment at Milton Village Vet © WWF-Australia / Leonie Sii

Orphaned swamp wallaby joey at Milton Village Vet © WWF-Australia / Leonie Sii

60 Years of Conservation at WWF

It’s been 60 years since WWF was formed by a small group of passionate individuals, who recognised the growing importance for people to live in harmony with nature. Since forming, WWF has campaigned tirelessly to protect our wildlife and nature all around the world.

 

WWF now has an office in almost every nation of the world and we’re proud to have been working in-the-field in Australia for over forty years. Our networks are strong and our passion runs deep. But we could never have done this alone.

In the last 60 years, WWF has amassed millions of followers, and together we have achieved truly great things for our planet. There is strength in numbers.

To mark this momentous milestone, WWF-Australia is proud to unveil Yarning Across Generations. This fantastic project bring Earth Hour's coordinator Jasmine Ledger together with WWF-Australia's Indigenous Engagement Manager, Wakka Wakka Traditional Owner Cliff Cobbo. Together they discuss their passion for nature, and how older and younger generations can work together to protect the future of our planet for the next 60 years and beyond.

By working together with our supporters, we have turned the tide on extinction for wildlife in our oceans, our skies and on the land. Together, we started a global movement for our planet that is impossible to ignore, and here at WWF-Australia, we are in-the-field regenerating what we have lost and protecting what remains after the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20.

60 years of conservation at WWF have shown that Together We Can make a difference for our world. But our work is far from over. It’s now more important than ever that we continue to work together to save our incredible natural environment.

Explore what you have helped us achieve around the world and in our own backyard in the last 60 years.

 

 

 

Together We Can

With the help of our supporters, WWF-Australia has made breakthrough discoveries and achieved great things for our planet.

Read some of our favourite stories about our supporters, partners, and the wins for nature you have helped make possible over the last 60 years.

 

 

Together We Can: 60 Years of Conservation at WWF

Find out why WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman believes that our generation is living through a moment of transformative change that we must seize.

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60 years of innovation: using drones for nature

WWF has been sourcing innovative solutions to climate issues for over 60 years, and now WWF-Australia is exploring a ground-breaking method to plant trees and support struggling koala populations - drone technology!

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David's life supporting WWF

To help us celebrate 60 years of conservation, David Waterhouse wrote to us to share his experience as a long-time loyal WWF supporter.

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Yarning Across Generations

Join Wakka Wakka Traditional Owner Cliff Cobbo in conversation with Earth Hour coordinator Jasmine Ledger as they yarn across generations about the future of conservation.

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Yarning Across Generations

To celebrate 60 years of conservation work at WWF, WWF-Australia's Jasmine Ledger collaborated with WWF-Australia's Indigenous Engagement Manager, Wakka Wakka Traditional Owner Cliff Cobbo to create our Yarning Across Generations project. Together they discuss their passion for nature, and how older and younger generations can work together to protect the future of our planet.

Sydney switches off for Earth Hour © Semir Hasanbegovic / WWF-Aus

© Semir Hasanbegovic / WWF-Aus

Earth Hour: a global movement 

WWF-Australia held the first Earth Hour in 2007 - the first time the Sydney Harbour Bridge lights went dark for the environment. 14 years later, Earth Hour 2021 saw a record breaking 192 countries and territories take a stand for nature as millions of people around the world switched off for our planet.

Koala release in Emmaville NSW © WWF-Aus / Adam Krowitz

 © WWF-Aus / Adam Krowitz

Improving the future for koalas 

The 2019-20 bushfires devastated wildlife and habitat across Australia, and the future of our iconic national animal appeared grim. With your support, we developed our plan to Regenerate Australia and rebuild the koala habitat that was lost. We have launched our most ambitious campaigns yet and thanks to our donors and contributors, we able to collaborate with amazing partners like Port Stephens Koalas to help koalas recover. Read more about the incredible work going in to double the wild koala population by 2050!

A tiger walks through long grass © naturepl.com / Francois Savigny / WWF

A tiger walks through long grass © naturepl.com / Francois Savigny / WWF

A second chance for tigers 

In 2010, the global wild tiger population dropped to a low of 3,200. Without our help, these iconic big cats faced possible extinction. WWF developed the TX2 campaign to double wild tiger numbers by 2022. Thanks to our supporters around the world, wild tiger numbers are on the rise.



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