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.
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.
Earlier this year 15-year-old Sophia Skarparis started a petition to ban plastic bags in New South Wales.
Working hard to save Dryandra’s numbats, one of only two natural populations of the endangered marsupial left, the Numbat Task Force is this year’s Conservationists of the Year.