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One of the distinguishing features of AWC is the extent to which we invest in world class science. AWC has more than 25 field ecologists (around 25% of our staff). In the last five years, the AWC science program has...

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Eco Health

AWC has developed a framework for measuring the ecological health of its sanctuaries that can be applied consistently across a broad array of landscapes, habitats and species. AWC’s measurement framework involves an assessment of indicators that relate to each of...

Land Management

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Feral Cat and Fox Control

Feral cats kill millions of native animals every night and are found across Australia. Along with cats, foxes are also having a severe impact on native wildlife populations in central and southern Australia. One critical strategy for reducing the impact...

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Fire Management

Fire regimes have changed dramatically in Australia, with an increase in the scale and intensity of wildfires, particularly in northern Australia. AWC implements the largest private fire management program in Australia. Our award- winning EcoFire program delivers prescribed burning across...

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Wildlife Translocations

AWC has substantially more experience than any other non- government organisation in Australia in translocating threatened wildlife. AWC has translocated over 3,600 animals from 23 species, into, out of, and between, eight AWC sanctuaries in more than 60 translocation events....

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Feral Herbivore Control

There are 300,000 camels, 400,000 feral horses, up to 5 million feral donkeys, up to 23.5 million feral pigs and 150,000 buffalo across Australia. AWC has established the two largest feral herbivore free areas on the mainland at Wongalara (100,000...

Yookamurra/scotia Mammals
Weed Control

Invasive weeds displace or degrade habitat for wildlife across Australia. AWC is implementing practical and innovative weed control measures across our sanctuaries targeting a range of key weeds including lantana, Parkinsonia, Callotropis, Gamba Grass and Grader.