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

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Annual Report 2018

WWF-Australia’s Annual Report 2018 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 2018 for species

  • Helped to secure stronger tree-clearing laws in Queensland, to protect koalas, other wildlife and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Rallied supporters to raise enough funds to purchase a 600-metre long gill net and removed it from Queensland’s Princess Charlotte Bay – forever – to safeguard dugongs, dolphins, turtles and sharks.

  • Airlifted more than 100 specially built artificial nests to Bass Strait’s Albatross Island as part of a trial program that has significantly increased the breeding success of the Tasmanian shy albatross.

  • Reintroduced eastern quolls to the Australian mainland more than 50 years after going locally extinct.

  • Conducted world-first radio tracking of Antarctic minke whales in the Southern Ocean to map critical feeding habitat.

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

Positive outcomes achieved in 2018 for places and people

  • Launched a program to protect and manage a priority patch of tiger habitat in the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape, on the border of Thailand and Myanmar.

  • Worked with the Australian Government and Intrepid Travel to introduce new sustainable nature-based tourism opportunities in Nepal’s Madi Valley, to support alternative livelihoods and reduce human-wildlife conflict.

  • Celebrated 11 years of Earth Hour, the largest on record with 188 countries and territories taking part.

  • Stepped up commitment to low carbon solutions with over 250 companies now forming part of WWF-Australia’s Renewable Energy Buyers Forum.

  • Ran pilot projects using blockchain to develop smart supply chain practices for fisheries catchments in Australia and the Pacific.


In 2018, 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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