The Wild Australia Program

Although there are several ambitious biodiversity and wilderness conservation efforts underway in Australia, more work is needed to deal with the conservation challenges of protecting and managing Australias huge outback and marine areas.

To help drive such work Pew Environment Group-Australia, and The Nature Conservancy pledged in 2006 to jointly develop the Wild Australia Program, an ambitious, multi-year effort to identify and protect large landscapes and seascapes in remote parts of Australia. In addition to the successful Wild Australia partnership, both Pew and The Nature Conservancy work separately on other projects with other partners in Australia.

About Pew Environment Group-Australia

The Pew Environment Group, the environmental arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts, addresses environmental issues around the globe with major emphases on climate change, protecting life in the sea, and preserving wilderness and habitat. Individual projects, many of them conducted in partnership with other organizations, are located in Canada, throughout the United States, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, and several potential marine sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the worlds leading conservation organisation. It is committed to achieving a simple yet crucial mission- protect nature and preserve life on Earth. TNC works globally in over 30 countries including Australia and the Asia Pacific region. TNC shares its 60 years of global experience with partnerships with Indigenous communities, businesses, governments, research bodies and other non-government organizations. It established its highly successful Australian program in 2000.