Conservation International Australia


With its own tremendous natural resources, incredible biodiversity, and regional and global influence, Australia’s leadership in nature conservation is vital to us all.

Conservation International’s presence in Australia is an exciting hub coordinating two-way flow of expertise and finance to help accelerate conservation efforts both in Australia and globally.

Australia is one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, home to some of the most fascinating species and exceptional natural places in the world. However, the accelerating impacts of climate change – as witnessed by the devastating bush fires, widespread coral bleaching and extreme weather in recent years – have sounded an alarm for urgent and innovative conservation solutions to support both people and nature.

In Australia we are engaging in a variety of priority conservation efforts that aim to address wildfire and disaster resilience, and support ecosystem recovery and sustainable conservation management. And, through our global reach, we seek to amplify these solutions to benefit partners in other geographies facing similar issues. Conservation International Australia seeks to form connections with and between donors, corporates, government agencies and peer organisations who are keen to be part of the front-line team in the global fight for nature.

Learn more about our programs and partnerships »


About us

Conservation International protects the nature that people around the world rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. We do this through science, policy and partnerships, employing 1,000 people in 30 countries. Over the years, CI has helped establish more than 1,200 protected areas across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas. Learn more at : Follow us on: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

People need nature — and for over 30 years, Conservation International has worked to protect it around the planet. Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy and global reach, we empower people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods.

Since our inception, we’ve helped to protect more than 6 million square kilometers of land and sea across more than 70 countries. Currently with offices in 29 countries and 2,000 partners worldwide, our reach is truly global.

Our priorities

Nature is life: Every breath you take, every drop you drink, every bite you eat — it all comes from nature. And we have a plan to keep it safe:



We protect forests that absorb and store climate-warming carbon by working with businesses and governments to account for their impacts on forests; enabling private investment in forest protection initiatives; and helping local and Indigenous communities protect forests on their lands.

How we stabilize our climate by protecting and restoring nature »


We seek to double the world’s ocean area under protection while innovating new ways to sustain marine fisheries. We do this by helping countries secure and monitor their waters; enabling the inclusion of coastal habitats in climate policies; and disrupting damaging practices in the seafood sector.

How we protect the ocean »


We work with local communities throughout Asia-Pacific to improve livelihoods while easing the strain on natural resources — for example, teaching coastal Fijians how to catch fish from deeper water is protecting fragile coral reefs; fostering more productive rice farming techniques in Cambodia is reducing forest clearance for more rice fields. Supporting people to thrive alongside nature is core to our mission.

How we improve livelihoods and sustainability »