Regenerative Country is our program to protect and recover species and habitats on Country. 

Learn about our goal to Regenerate Nature by 2030 here. 

The natural world in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region is in deep trouble. Many of our species and their habitats are facing extinction, while entire ecosystems face collapse.

While the devastating 2019-20 bushfires caused sudden and significant biodiversity loss, wildlife species were already in decline. Habitat loss and degradation, introduced species, climate change impacts, and unlawful practices such as poaching and illegal wildlife trade continue to threaten our wildlife and wild places.

By protecting wildlife and the places they live, we are also protecting the essential things that make our lives possible and enrich us – from breathable air to clean water, food and energy, as well as recreational and spiritual value.

We aim to keep Australia at the forefront of global conservation efforts by creating an integrated strategy that addresses the needs of species, people and the places they share.

Our vision

We will transform Australia from a deforestation to a reforestation nation and work with communities to protect and regenerate vital landscapes and species here and abroad.

How we will achieve our vision

We aim to achieve this by embracing inclusive conservation approaches that regenerate and create resilient habitats, protect species and build thriving ecosystems and healthy communities.
Forests of eastern Australia © WWF-Australia / think Mammoth

Leading Australia’s transition from a deforestation to reforestation nation by

Advocating for strong government policies that tackle species extinction, recover biodiversity, and deliver enduring policy reforms that are inclusive of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. We will work alongside Indigenous Peoples and local communities to trial projects that help mitigate threats to forests and make them more ecologically resilient.

By 2026, we aim to:

  • protect 20 million hectares of existing forests.
  • restore 100,000 hectares of deforested land.
  • remove imminent threats across 1 million hectares of land.
Towards Two Billion Trees
Stock photo of a koala hanging on a eucalypt tree in Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
A koala hanging on a eucalypt tree in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. © Shutterstock / David Dennis / WWF

Protecting wildlife and culturally significant species in Australia by

Leveraging $2 billion of funding for threatened species and working in partnership with First Nations communities to support interventions for the climate adaptation of culturally significant species.

We aim to:

  • double the number of koalas in the wild by 2050.
  • protect more than 10 culturally significant species.
Tiger photographed at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India.
Tiger photographed at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India. © Narayanan Iyer (Naresh) / WWF International

Protecting culturally significant species internationally by

Working with local communities to protect ecosystems and habitats in Asia-Pacific with a goal to double the number of wild tigers.

Learn more about tigers
A cow on the farm of Glenn Morris, general manager of FigTrees Organic Farms, near Inverell, NSW.
© WWF-Aus / Adam Krowitz

Supporting Australia’s transition towards producing deforestation and conversion-free beef by

Working with the industry, finance sector, government, researchers, and food producers to support the environmental stewardship of farmers to help verify that they are ‘deforestation-free’.

(Pictured L-R) WWF-Australia’s Cliff Cobbo and Uncle Eddie Smallwood ( Gudjuda Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation) overlooking Hinchinbrook Island National Park= part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
© WWF-Australia / Vanessa Barnett

Champion inclusive conservation by

Delivering well-being and equitable outcomes for people as well as restore and regenerate nature.

Learn about our values and how we aim to practice inclusive conservation across the organisation.

Dr Kita Ashman, Threatened Species and Climate Adaptation Ecologist, WWF-Australia releases a brush-tailed bettong.
© WWF-Australia / Ninti Media