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.
Like the Lifetime of Adventure, this honour is given to those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to their field. Awarded for the first time in 2008, this award reflects the AG ethos that being a conservationist is not a trend, but a lifelong pursuit that all Australians should aspire to. Here are the past winners.
The grassland earless dragon – one of Australia’s most stunning lizards – was once widespread in south-eastern Australia. Now just 1 per cent of its original population survives. Some occur in the ACT, and individuals have been found at locations near Cooma, NSW. But it hasn’t been seen in Victoria since 1969. Vast areas have… View Article
Help the AG Society fund a berth for a marine scientist abroad the Great Barrier Reef Legacy (GBR Legacy) 2018 program.
The Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney on the 1st of this month. 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. See the video highlights.