WWF-Australia’s Annual Report 2023 contains a summary of our conservation highlights over the past financial year. This report aims to capture key highlights that demonstrate the breadth and impact of our work, providing an insight into the incredible energy that WWF is bringing to the greatest challenge of our time - protecting people and nature. 

It is thanks to our supporters and many partners who helped make the achievements below possible.

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Brush-tailed bettong peeking out of bag
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Together possible

WWF-Australia collaborates with a range of extraordinary partners to rehabilitate and restore natural habitats and recover our native wildlife. Our work to create a world in which people live and prosper in harmony with nature led to the following major achievements in the past year.

Key achievements

236 projects supported

WWF-Australia was proud to work with a broad range of diverse, impactful partners, including industry-leading businesses, NGO alliances, community groups, universities and Traditional Owners across 236 projects to help restore wildlife and habitats and future-proof Australia against climate disasters.

One in three Australians switched off for Earth Hour 2023

This year, 20,000 individuals, schools, businesses and landmarks across the country signed up to Take Time Out for Nature and added their voices in support of our natural environment and raise awareness of the need to protect and restore our forests

Achieving a Net-Free Reef

Together with the help of thousands of WWF-Australia supporters, we achieved our vision for a Net-Free Reef. Over 7,500 Australians sent a message calling for a Reef free of commercial gill nets. This resulted in the Australian and Queensland governments’ decision to phase out destructive commercial gill net fishing in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Release of third Renewable Energy Scorecard

New South Wales was ranked as the leader in the renewable energy exports race through the release of WWF-Australia’s third Renewable Energy Scorecard. We have been successfully advocating for state and federal governments to transition to renewables since 2021, with all jurisdictions reporting progress over the last 12 months in their policies and commitments.

QIWRN awarded Earthshot prize

The Queensland Indigenous Womens Ranger Network (QIWRN) was awarded a $1.8 million Earthshot Prize for their work protecting the Great Barrier Reef. WWF-Australia has been a proud sponsor of the network since its inception in 2018.

Over 1,100 sensor cameras were deployed

From this 8.5 million images were collected, and 157 species were identified through our Eyes on Recovery Program. This project, supported by Google.org, is Australia’s first large-scale collaborative sensor camera project designed to help monitor species populations as they recover after the devastating bushfires.

A raft of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on an ice formation in Antarctic Peninsula, January 2018.
© WWF-Aus / Chris Johnson

Thank you

In 2023, 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. We couldn't do this work with you. Thank you.

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