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April 2021 Research Grants Round – NOW OPEN!

Apply for a Nature Foundation grant to support your nature conservation related research! Nature Foundation's Grants Program funds research focussed on the conservation of South Australia's biodiversity and habitats. Grants of $2000 to $15,000 are available.

One Research Project Grant of up to $15,000 is being offered in this round. Nature Foundation is seeking research proposals from experienced researchers with a background in the intersection of social sciences, conservation psychology, conservation and ecology to address the following research question to assist the organisation’s strategic development:

To identify what aspects of Nature Foundation’s biodiversity conservation work have impact (value to end users) using social science approaches to identify aspects that could a) improve the targeting and value of Nature Foundation’s nature conservation work, and b) inform supporter recruitment and retention.

Find more information on the grant categories and how to apply. April 2021 Grant Round closes 5pm (ACST) May 2.

Message from our CEO

I am most excited to launch Nature Foundation’s new branding, as we simultaneously celebrate our 40th birthday this year! In the past 40 years we have achieved much, matured as an organisation and significantly broadened our reach. Our new branding, which builds on the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby from previous logos, reflects our diverse activities and unique approach. It is a contemporary and fresh look for the future, and we hope it will inspire both existing and new audiences to connect with and conserve the natural habitat of South Australia for future generations.

Integral to the update of our brand and logo is our new and improved website which illustrates the breadth of Nature Foundation’s activities and how we can help you, and how you can help us achieve our vision. The new, easy-to-navigate website provides information about our broad-ranging programs, the places and species we work with and how people and organisations can become involved in our work for nature conservation in South Australia.

Our new website also provides fresh customer service and increased access options including making donations and membership payments online, booking accommodation and activities at Witchelina and Hiltaba Nature Reserves and purchasing some of our beautiful newly-branded merchandise online, 24/7!

All who have been involved in the creation of this new brand can be extremely proud of it and what it represents. Thank you to Black Sheep Advertising who have worked with us to create it and Fran Botha for her beautiful design. A big thank you also goes to Daniel Vallejo at The Factory for his tireless work in creating a new user-friendly website. And of course, a big thank you to the Nature Foundation Board and staff for their significant commitment to realise this amazing new branding and website.

Thank you to our members, supporters and partner organisations for your continued support of Nature Foundation and our vital work conserving, restoring and protecting South Australian landscapes, flora and fauna to ensure their survival and grow their resilience.

Linking Landscapes grant round – NOW OPEN!

Linking Landscape grants are now available for projects between $10,000 and $250,000.

We’re providing existing and aspiring Heritage Agreement owners with the opportunity to access advice and grants to plan and undertake nature conservation works on their properties. The aim is to expand the quantity, extent and quality of protected areas of native vegetation on private land in South Australia.

We are looking for innovative, collaborative and multi-property outcomes in this grant opportunity. Co-ordinated action, in partnership with others. With a focus on climate adaptation outcomes, value for money and linking vegetation.

To check if you’re eligible please read the guidelines on the program website, where you can also apply online.

Over $12,000 for Glossy Black-cockatoo recovery on Kangaroo Island!

Congratulations and many thanks to the team at St John's Grammar School who organised this fabulous auction of eight large kangaroos and 10 mini kangaroos to raise funds for bushfire recovery. A grand total of $23,500 was raised! These funds have been generously distributed to Nature Foundation’s Glossy Black-cockatoo Recovery Program and Kangala Wildlife Rescue.

Organisers Dawn Clarke and Kate Wright named the project “The tROOper Project” because a collective of kangaroos is sometimes referred to as a Troop and it’s also an Australian colloquialism meaning a person who is reliable and uncomplaining, appropriate for the thousands of volunteers who assist in times of crisis! Thank you to all the organisations and artists who donated their time for this great cause.

The Glossy Black-cockatoo (GBC) Recovery Program is one of Australia’s leading examples of how good governance, strategic planning, community commitment and appropriate resourcing can effectively reverse the decline of a critically endangered species. Now extinct on mainland Australia, the endangered Glossy Black-cockatoo has its last refuge on Kangaroo Island.

Find out more about our Glossy Black-Cockatoo Recovery Program

Para Woodlands 100-year Masterplan

Are you a consultant or organisation who can create a transformative and achievable 100-year masterplan for conservation outcomes at Para Woodlands Nature Reserve? We are looking to explore how this unique area on Adelaide’s doorstep can deliver species protection and conservation, and support broader community engagement.

The masterplan will focus on the key themes of conservation, community engagement, and recreational land use. The successful tenderer will facilitate consultation with key stakeholders, develop discussion papers and provide options to the current steering committee for a pathway forward. Success will result in an inclusive 100-year masterplan that has broad support, community buy-in and achievable targets. For the full briefing papers please see documents below or email [email protected].

  • Call for Proposal
  • Para Woodlands Barossa Block map
  • Para Woodlands map location
  • Para Woodlands Yaringa Block map

Photo of Musk Lorikeet at Para Woodlands; Dragos Moise