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In 2015, Conservation Volunteers Australia helped over 7,000 volunteers plant 210,000 trees, perform 2,860 environmental surveys, and clean up 156 tonnes of rubbish.

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Wetlands in Focus: Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Tuesday, 2nd February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance forty-five years ago. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2016 is Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods. Australia is a signatory to the Convention, and has 65 wetlands listed as internationally important.  Australia’s Ramsar wetlands provide […]
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Re-wilding the Desert: saving threatened desert species

Many Australians may be unaware of the extinction crisis facing our wildlife, with 31% of Australia’s mammals and 14% of Australia’s birds extinct or critically threatened. Despite the efforts of communities, researchers, businesses and governments, Australia is the global leader in species extinction. Providing a solution to desert species extinction Conservation Volunteers and FAUNA Research […]
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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer in 2016

Christmas may be over, but we’re still celebrating – and it’s time to greet 2016 and all the excitement a new year brings! At this time every year, people make New Year’s Resolutions. They come in a wide range of categories – people choose action for self improvement, such as losing weight or getting fit. […]
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Scotsburn bushfire recovery: how we’re helping

Last weekend’s Scotsburn fires swept across 4600ha of central Victoria, almost within sight of Conservation Volunteers Australia’s head office in Ballarat. Several of our staff were affected – the image above was taken by one of them from his home in Buninyong. Over the coming weeks as Scotsburn residents return to their homes and evaluate […]
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Restoring the Great Barrier Reef’s catchments and coastal wetlands

The iconic Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s most celebrated natural wonder, relies on healthy catchments and coastal wetlands. This month the Reef, its catchments and wetlands received a major boost with the announcement of a $4 million restoration initiative. Conservation Volunteers Australia and their new partner organization WetlandCare Australia will be working with Greening Australia and […]
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Join Our Business Clean Up Day Challenge

Conservation Volunteers Australia is hosting its first ever Business Clean-Up Day Challenge, part of a Clean Up Australia Day initiative across the country in March 2016.  On Tuesday, 1 March, organisations around Australia will take part in the clean up challenge at key locations around Australia. Teams will be challenged to clean up as much rubbish as they can […]
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