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Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) diving, Ross Sea, Antarctica © National Geographic Creative / Paul Nicklen / WWF

Gouldian finch by Mike Fidler. A wild koala by Shutterstock / Gunnerl. Emperor penguins by National Geographic Creative. Shy albatross by Aleks Terauds.

Annual Report 2017

WWF-Australia’s Annual Report 2017 contains a summary of our conservation highlights over the past financial year, all made possible with the help of our supporters and partners. Forty years of working in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the Antarctic, proves that collaboration is the key to success.

Koala joey (Phascolarctos cinereus) and mom eating Eucalyptus leaf © Shutterstock / dangdumrong / WWF

© Shutterstock / dangdumrong / WWF

Positive outcomes achieved in 2017 for species

  • Translocating a second group of 24 rock-wallabies to Kalbarri National Park (WA), increasing the population from three to 50.

  • Retiring two shark net fishing licences that will save an estimated 10,000 sharks, plus dugongs, turtles and dolphins each year.

  • Over 55,000 KIMBY (Koala In My BackYard) messages sent by supporters to their political representatives – saying NO to tree-clearing.

  • The discovery of a second population of northern bettongs at Mount Spurgeon in Queensland.

  • Funding for three ‘whale cams’ to help scientists better understand foraging and behaviour of humpback whales in the Antarctic.

Tenasserim Hills in the Tanintharyi region of Myanmar © Adam Oswell / WWF-Myanmar

Positive outcomes achieved in 2017 for places and people

  • Supporting 20 Indigenous ranger programs from the Kimberley to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Commencing a major, long-term program to conserve pristine forest habitat in the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) on the borders of Myanmar and Thailand.

  • Celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour, the largest ever globally, with 187 countries and territories taking part.

  • Stepping up commitment to low carbon solutions with over 170 companies now forming part of WWF-Australia’s Renewable Energy Buyers Forum.

  • Supporting over 1,000 women in leading 120 small business initiatives in Solomon Islands.


In 2017, whether working on policy reform, out in-the-field or with technology to develop innovative conservation solutions, we continued our mission - to build a future in which humans live and prosper in harmony with nature - together.

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