Woodside employees at Trigg Beach

Awards

Conservation Volunteers Australia has been recognised with many significant national and international awards, including 6 Banksia Foundation Awards, and awards from the United Nations Environment Program and United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

Read more about our Awards here

2017

Woodside Coastal Guardians Program – Winner of Industry & Community Collaboration Award, in partnership with Woodside – WA Coastal Awards for Excellence 2017

Woodside Coastal Guardians Program – Winner of Coastcare Category, in partnership with Woodside – WA Landcare Awards 2017 (PDF file, see page 12)

2016

Rio Tinto Earth Assist – Finalist of Resources Sector Award – Departments of Mines and Petroleum Community Partnership Awards 2016

Wadjemup Walk Trail Project – Finalist of Managing the Environment Category, in partnership with the Rottnest Island Authority  – Premier Awards 2016

Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal finalist – David Clark, Conservation Volunteers Australia Board Member. Read more about David’s achievements here

2015

Small hands making a big difference: cross-sector collaboration in conservation – Winner of Managing the Environment Category, in partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Department of Education and Rio Tinto – Premiers Awards 2015

Volunteering SA-NT Award for Organisational Excellence – Large Organisation. Conservation Volunteers was recognised during the awards presentation ceremony or their great commitment to best practice in managing volunteers. Read more about the award here

2014

Winner, New Tourism Development, RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for Naturewise Eco Escapes

Winner, Arts & Environment Category, ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards for VIP / Volunteer Interpreter Program

2013

Winner, WA Coastal Awards for Excellence, Community Group Effort – Coastal Guardians Program

2012

Winner, Business – Not-for-Profit, Green Lifestyle Awards

Best Travel Agency Awards, Hong Kong – Green Pioneer in Travel Industry

Finalist, WA Environment Awards – Community Achievement Metropolitan Category

2011

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organisations

Winner, WA Environment Awards – Environmental Education and Communication Category

Finalist, United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards – Community category

2010

Commendation Excellence in Parks Award, Economic Category (in partnership with Parks Conservation and Lands ACT)

Canberra Tourism Award – Ecotourism for Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (in partnership with Parks Conservation and Lands ACT)

Highly Commended, Keep Australia Beautiful ACT Sustainable Cities Awards, Heritage and Culture Category – Tidbinbilla Volunteer Interpreter Program

Finalist, WA Environment Awards – Biodiversity Conservation Category

Finalist, WA Environment Awards – Community Achievement Metropolitan Category

Finalist, WA Environment Awards – Environmental Education & Communication Category

2009

Ecotourism Award Winner, Sustainable Tourism Awards

Environment and Sustainability Award Winner, Regional Achievement and Community Award

Finalist Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Victorian Tourism Awards

Winner, WA Environment Awards – Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Category

2008

Qantas Australian Tourism Award – Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

NSW Tourism Award – Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Victorian Tourism Awards

2007

Qantas Australian Tourism Award – Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

Golden Backpack Award – Best Responsible Tourism Program

NSW Tourism Award – Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

Banksia Award – Water Category (Revive Our Wetlands, in partnership with BHP Billiton)

2006

NSW Tourism Award – Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

2005

NSW Tourism Award – Best New Product (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Naturewise Program)

2003

Winner, The Australian Financial Review Magazine Corporate Partnership of the Year, BHP Billiton partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia – Revive our Wetlands

Winner, The Australian Financial Review Magazine Science, Environment, Health and Education category, BHP Billiton partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia – Revive our Wetlands

2002

Winner, Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence, Community Business Partnerships

2001

Banksia Award – Coastal & Marine Category (Joint submission with WWF, Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation, NT Department of Primary Industries And Fisheries)

Finalist, Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation

2000

Global 500 Roll of Honour, United Nations Environment Program

Finalist, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

Finalist, Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation

1998

Finalist, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

Finalist – Banksia Award – Government Category (Green Corps Program), Banksia Environmental Foundation

1996

Banksia Award, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

1995

Banksia Award, Land Management Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

Finalist, Rural Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

1990

Finalist, IBM Conservation Award

Banksia Award, Community Service Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

Victorian Landcare Award – Business Category, Landcare Victoria

1989

Banksia Award, Community Service Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation

1988

Bicentennial Sylvaspade, Australian Bicentennial Authority

1983

Merit Award for Outstanding Architecture, Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter)

 

 

 

Over 400 keen volunteers make a difference along Western Australia’s coast line

Since 2011, Woodside and Conservation Volunteers Australia have been working in partnership on the Coastal Guardians Program. Unique to Western Australia, the program provides essential assistance to community groups, land managers and government agencies in improving priority coastal areas that are under threat from urban development and degradation. Each year, the program engages hundreds of volunteers […]
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Conservation Volunteers Board Member Shortlisted for 2016 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal

30 years of commitment to Australia’s natural heritage Conservation Volunteers Australia’s board member David Clark has been committed to natural heritage conservation for over thirty years.  Last week, he was honoured by being shortlisted for the 2016 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal. In his time with us, David originally started as a volunteer, then went on […]
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Volunteering SA-NT 2015 Awards

Conservation Volunteers Australia is pleased to announce their high commendation in the 2015 Volunteering SA-NT Award for Organisational Excellence – Large Organisation. Conservation Volunteers was recognised during the awards presentation ceremony or their great commitment to best practice in managing volunteers. The awards are a collaboration between the Department of the Chief Minister, Northern Territory […]
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