Our Mission

Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy (formerly Widlife Australia Fund Inc - WAFI) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Australia's wildlife. Donations to Friends of Australian Wldlife Conservancy are tax deductible in the United States.


Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy supports the acquisition and management of land in Australia for conservation, as well as the conduct of scientific research and public education.


We support Australian organizations, like Australian Wildlife Conservancy, that have a track record of conservation success and focus on practical, on-ground action, world-class science and measurable results.

Australia is one of the most important nations on Earth for biodiversity - 87% of our mammal species, 93% of reptiles, 94% of frogs and 45% of our bird species are found only in Australia.


Sadly, however, Australia is facing an extinction crisis. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world: 25 native mammals have become extinct since European settlement. To put this in a global context, 1 out of 3 mammal extinctions in the last 400 years have occurred in Australia. For Australian wildlife, time is running out.  

Your support of ​Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy will help to save Australia's threatened animals. We are registered as a 501(c)(3) charity and all donations are tax deductible in the United States.