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.
See the international coverage.
Every surviving population of long-nosed bandicoot is worth celebrating. But the tiny community at North Head, in Sydney Harbour National Park, is particularly special. The species has suffered huge losses in the region and is already extinct from places where it was once abundant. Attacks by foxes and domestic dogs and cats, and being hit… View Article
This year, the Australian Geographic Society recognised the incredible conservation work of Atticus Fleming, the Numbat Task Force and Sophia Skaparis, as well as the incredible adventurers of Syd Kirkby, Steve Plain, Paul Pritchard and Jade Hameister. If you weren’t there to celebrate with us, here are some snippets of the night of nights.
On Friday, 26 October 2018, we celebrated the achievements of some of Australia’s greatest conservationists and adventurers at the annual Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards night in Sydney, with special guests, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The 2018 Lifetime of Conservation Award has gone to Atticus Fleming, former Chief Executive of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the world’s largest private owner of land for conservation.