This week the Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney. Among the nearly 400 guests were noted conservationists, adventurers and inspiring Aussies including Jon Muir, Susan and Michael Cusack, Tim Jarvis and ‘Shark girl’ Madison Stewart.
Founded in 1987 by Dick Smith, the Australian Geographic Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting scientific research, protecting and fostering a love for our environmental and natural heritage, encouraging the spirit of discovery and spreading the knowledge of Australia to Australians and the world.
The not-for-profit Australian Geographic Society is dedicated to supporting the country’s unique wildlife. Through its members, the Society raises funds for threatened and endangered species, and sponsors conservation, adventure and environmental projects.
AVERAGING ABOUT 32kg and growing to more than 1m in length, the northern hairy-nosed wombat is Australia’s largest wombat species. Compared with the common wombat, it has longer, pointed ears, softer fur and a broader muzzle fringed with whiskers. Its numbers have been falling for many years due to competition for food with sheep, cattle… View Article
Curt and Mich Jenner have been awarded the Lifetime of Conservation Award for their dedication to whale research and conservation.
‘Shark Girl’ Madison Stewart’s dedication to ocean and shark conservation has earned her the title of our 2017 Young Conservationist of the Year.
Help our playtpuses! BECAUSE THESE iconic Aussie mammals often live near our most populated areas, platypuses face increasing pressure from the destruction and degradation of aquatic habitats. Threats include land clearing, altered flow regimes, illegal use of yabby traps, pollution and construction of dams and weirs. There is growing evidence of population declines and even… View Article