National Parks Conservation Trust

Act now. Change the future.

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Australia’s spectacular natural wonders and unique cultural heritage need advocates, defenders and allies to survive. They need you.

Australia is home to over half a million living species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

While that might seem like a lot, the health of our planet is determined by this variety and diversity; each species relies on other species to survive. Lose too many, and the delicate balance is lost forever.

No one knows exactly where that tipping point lies. We do know that right now there are 1347 threatened plant species and 518 threatened animals in Australia. Findings from Australia’s Threatened Species Index, which combines data from almost 600 sites nationally, indicates in just two decades (1995 -2017) the population sizes of Australian threatened plants have decreased by almost three-quarters on average. Mammals have declined by about one-third, and birds have declined by about half, over the same period. Through conservation we can make a difference to turn this trend around.

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Moved by Nature Photo Competition

September winner2 sole travel photos kakadu

Congratulation to sole_travel_photos for their photo of a sunset over Yellow Water Billabong at Kakadu National Park and dlsroaming for their photo of the coloured sky behind Uluṟu at Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. These two images tied for most popular vote for September. You can see these images in the OzParksPics online gallery.

Calling all amateur photographers – share your pictures on social media from visits to Kakadu, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa, Booderee, Christmas Island, Pulu Keeling and Norfolk Island National Parks, using #OzParksPics, to be part of our online exhibition and chance to win the Parks Trust 2021 photo of the year.

We are looking for those pictures that capture what moved you – that made you feel connected with the wonder and beauty of nature in these spectacular places.

Each month we will showcase the most popular pics on our OzParksPics online gallery and share with our social media community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is a great chance to share your beautiful moments in nature.

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Projects in need of your support

Uluru fat tailed antechinus
Change for change

Support the work of the National Parks Conservation Trust and help change the future for Australia’s plants, animals and cultural heritage.

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Seed the future
Seed the Future

Support the National Seed Bank to uncover germination secrets with modern science techniques and invest in volunteers.

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Christmas island bird rehab
A safe shelter for baby birds

Support injured and orphaned birds at the Christmas Island National Park seabird rehabilitation facility.

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Kakadu nourlangie rock art
Conserve ancient art and culture

Support Indigenous rangers to maintain and conserve ancient rock art at Kakadu National Park.

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Norfolk island nursery
Diversity is key

Contribute to restoring biodiverse habitats through the replanting of native forests at Norfolk Island National Park.

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Pulu keeling baby boobies
Protect one of the last unspoiled islands

Support ongoing conservation to protect the pristine Pulu Keeling National Park in the Indian Ocean.

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Ashmore reef
Safe for babies

A sanctuary for over 100,000 migratory birds and turtles is under threat. Help make it safe again.

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Anbg horticulturalists
Safeguard the future of threatened Australian plants

Support the Australian National Botanic Gardens to look after our threatened (and most at risk) native plant species.

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Booderee eastern quoll
Support native mammals to establish new homes

Contribute to monitoring and protecting Eastern quolls and other threatened species at Booderee National Park.

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Uluru lizard tjakura
Understanding and protecting the great desert skink

Support ongoing tracking and monitoring activities to protect the great desert skink (tjakuṟa) in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

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