Australian Wildlife Conservancy
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is an Australian independent, non-profit organisation, working to conserve threatened wildlife and ecosystems in Australia, principally through the acquisition of extensive areas of land on which to establish conservation reserves (called 'sanctuaries'). These sanctuaries are managed for conservation and also support research programs. Funding comes from tax-deductible donations from the public as well as government grants for particular purposes, such as from the Australian Government’s National Reserve System Program.
In June 2007 AWC announced the establishment of a corporate partnership with Optus. As of 2013 the AWC owns and manages 23 sanctuaries covering over 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres), more land than any other non-government environment organisation in Australia.
- Australian Wildlife Conservancy: About AWC
- Austin, Peter (2004).Benevolent land barons The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is fast becoming one of the nation's substantial private landholders] Outback (Sydney, NSW), no.33, Feb-Mar 2004, p.88-92 (ISSN: 1441-1776)
- AWC Media Release, 20 April 2002: A Win for Australian Conservation - Australian Wildlife Conservancy to acquire sanctuaries from Earth Sanctuaries Ltd. PDF downloaded 8 January 2008
- A biological survey of Faure Island, Shark Bay World Heritage property, Western Australia / edited by Jacqueline D. Richards and Barry Wilson. Perth, W.A. : Western Australian Museum, 2008. Records of the Western Australian Museum. Supplement, 0313-122X ; no. 75 "Australian Wildlife Conservancy, in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum, South Australian Museum and Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation"--on title page