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Name: Clare Campbell

Position: Executive Director

Email: clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au

Website: http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au

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10A Dunford St

Willagee WA 6156

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Our Mission / Objective

The vision of Wildlife Asia is a world where wildlife and wilderness thrives in harmony with people and culture

Wildlife Asia stands beside local NGOs and communities, supporting their vision for a sustainable future. A future that ensures the persistence of peace, cultural values and traditions, sustainable development opportunities and of course the protection of wildlife and habitat.

 

We achieve this via the following strategies;

Immediate Protection

Throughout Asia the threats from wildlife poaching, habitat loss and unsustainable development present an immediate risk of extinction to many species. Whilst we develop long-term solutions we must ensure no further losses to wildlife populations and their habitat

Building Local Capacity

Wildlife Asia believes that local communities are at the core of our mission. As an international NGO our role is to support the vision of local people; to empower and assist with resources to enable sustainable development in harmony with nature preservation

Long-term Solutions

Conservation cannot be effective without genuine consideration of socio-economic needs and all inclusive strategic planning. Whilst long term support from international partners may be required, our end goal is always redundancy as a result of permanent and effective locally managed biodiversity protection

Welcome on board as we work together for a sustainable future!

Our Services

Wildlife Asia provides support where it is needed most. Where possible we provide unrestricted funding to our field partners to fill those critical operational gaps that are often the hardest to fill. In addition we secure significant grants and provide the administrative support to manage these high-level programs so that their resources can be deployed directly to the ground. 

Wildlife Asia’s board have combined experience of over 80 years working in conservation across Asia so we also provide expertise and technical support as required.

We are proud of our unusually low overheads and continue to operate at around 7-8% administrative costs meaning that more of our income makes it to where it is most needed. We welcome you to review our annual reports and audited financial records.

Our Beneficiaries

Community-led, ground-based conservation planning, management and practice have gained international recognition as more effective, durable and responsible conservation strategies.

Wildlife Asia recognizes that successfully achieving locally appropriate biodiversity and wildlife conservation management requires that:

  • Indigenous people are at the frontline of conservation planning, management and implementing activities
  • Indigenous peoples socio-cultural understanding of nature and traditional ecological knowledge must be integrated with scientific knowledge systems.

Projects in Progress

Wildlife Asia and its field programs are active throughout Southeast Asia in:

• wildlife and habitat protection, through the operation of Wildlife Protection and Anti-poaching units as well as the purchase and designation of protected areas.

• wildlife conservation (in particular orangutans, rhinos, bears, gibbons, tigers and elephants) through rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction programs and

• sustainable development for local communities including education and alternative livelihood development.

Wildlife in Asia is reaching a crisis point. Due to habitat loss and poaching many species have their backs against the wall. This new holistic approach will give the Australian private, philanthropist and business communities the opportunity to contribute to broad reaching support for wildlife in Asia. 

Wildlife Asia currently has two focal programs in Karen State, Myanmar and the Leuser Ecosystem, Aceh, Indonesia.

Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative

Karen State is the most exciting and unique opportunity for conservation in South East Asia. It contains some of the last tracts of rare pristine forest landscapes. These habitats host tigers, leopards, and elephants and a host of other endangered species of global significance.

Myanmar is going through a rapid phase of political change and industrial growth. This project, with unique access and relationships to these areas, undertakes direct wildlife conservation initiatives working within a broader framework to support peacebuilding processes and sustainable development in the region to enable durable large-scale conservation with communities.

Ultimately, the program aims to support the establishment of the 5,205 square km Salween Peace Park to foster peace, cooperation, cultural preservation and environmental conservation through a bottom-up, people-centred planning approach, that integrates community economic development within a conservation framework.

Leuser Ecosystem, Aceh

The Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh, Sumatra is the last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants co-exist. All four key species are now classified as Critically Endangered, primarily due to the rapid conversion of their forests into palm oil plantations but also under increasing threat from wildlife poaching and in the case of elephants and tigers, human/wildlife conflict. The Leuser Ecosystem is also the largest contiguous forest area on the island of Sumatra. Indonesia now has the highest rate of forest destruction in the world and the ongoing devastation of Sumatra’s forests will have global consequences.

In addition to its significance for biodiversity conservation, the Leuser Ecosystem is a vital life-support system for four million people. It provides ecosystem services with an estimated value of over USD 350 million per year, including clean water supply, flood and landslide mitigation, freshwater fisheries, local climate regulation and global carbon sequestration. For these reasons, the Leuser Ecosystem was established as a National Strategic Area (for protection of water catchments and biodiversity) in the national spatial plans.

Sadly, the Leuser Ecosystem is under significant threat from a proposed Aceh spatial plan which fails to acknowledge the very existence of these vast and ancient protected forests and threatens to open up areas for extractive industries, plantation and roads.

 

More information on all of our projects can be obtained at http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au

Our People

CEO

Clare Campbell, Executive Director

Leadership Team

Clare Campbell is on a mission for change. After graduating from Zoology and Marine Biology she worked at Perth Zoo for over a decade, initiating conservation programs around key species within Asia. Recognising the broader conservation needs in Asia, Clare assisted in establishing Wildlife Asia to deliver immediate and effective conservation in priority landscapes. Working directly with local communities and field teams Clare has helped to establish Wildlife Protection Units across Indonesia and Myanmar, conducted rescue, rehabilitation and successful reintroduction of gibbons and orangutans, and supported ground breaking research and the establishment of protected areas.

 

 

 

 

Names of Board Members

Leif Cocks

Matt Hunt

Sophie Dentrinos

Clare Campbell

Number of Employees

1.5

Number of Volunteers

6

Registration Information

ABN

32 143 935 769

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

There is no tomorrow for these species if we don’t act today. Bequests can help us increase anti-poaching efforts and secure land for the long term protection of magnificent species such as rhinos, orangutans, tigers, elephants, gibbons and bears.

Fewer than 75 Sumatran rhinos and 50 Javan rhinos remain due to poaching and habitat loss. Tigers continue to be poached for their skins, elephants for their ivory, bears for their bile and gibbons for the pet trade.

Over 1000 orangutans are slaughtered every year, victims of the greed-driven palm oil industry. Today’s frightening rate of forest destruction is leading us to a disaster of catastrophic proportions for wildlife, local communities and the health of the global environment.

Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren and help us to turn the tide.

 

General Donations

General Donations

100% of donations to Wildlife Asia go to our field programs protecting wildlife and habitat.

You can make one off or reoccurring donations via our website.

http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au/donate/

Or contact us for bank details to set up Direct Deposit @ clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au

 

Other support

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity for your business to show your clients that you are giving something back and ensuring a more sustainable future. With opportunities for cross promotion this can be a mutually beneficial arrangement, providing us with regular support to commit to field projects as well as positive promotion of your company. Corporate social responsibility is rapidly growing and Wildlife Asia can offer the broad scale solution to wildlife and habitat conservation, issues that are important to many of your staff and client.

Here are some great reasons why you should consider us;

  • We actually do something. We might not have the worlds greatest website or produce glossy marketing materials but we do make a difference!
  • 100% of your donation will go towards our field projects, providing direct protection for wildlife and habitat
  • Wildlife Asia is an Australian born and based NGO, operating on minimal administrative overheads. Your dollar will go further!
  • Wildlife Asia was formed as a partnership between some of Australia’s most respected and effective species focused groups and is managed by leading conservationists, each with over 15 years experience.
  • Uniting your workplace in a  common cause can be a fantastic team building activity and even help improve productivity.

We can offer different levels of sponsorship, workplace giving schemes or fund matching opportunities.

If your company would like to work with us and discuss options, please contact our Director at clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au or (+61) 0438992325.

Work with us

Wildlife Asia strives to provide employment to locals at all of our field sites. Very occasionally,  positions for foreigners may become available. Please visit our website www.wildlifeasia.org.au for any current vacancies.

Volunteer with us

Wildlife Asia can provide information on field based volunteer opportunities offered by some of our partners. We also need Australian based volunteers to assist with fundraising and events.

If you have administrative, IT, graphic design or marketing skills please contact us today at info@wildlifeasia.org.au

 

Our Mission / Objective

The vision of Wildlife Asia is a world where wildlife and wilderness thrives in harmony with people and culture

Wildlife Asia stands beside local NGOs and communities, supporting their vision for a sustainable future. A future that ensures the persistence of peace, cultural values and traditions, sustainable development opportunities and of course the protection of wildlife and habitat.

 

We achieve this via the following strategies;

Immediate Protection

Throughout Asia the threats from wildlife poaching, habitat loss and unsustainable development present an immediate risk of extinction to many species. Whilst we develop long-term solutions we must ensure no further losses to wildlife populations and their habitat

Building Local Capacity

Wildlife Asia believes that local communities are at the core of our mission. As an international NGO our role is to support the vision of local people; to empower and assist with resources to enable sustainable development in harmony with nature preservation

Long-term Solutions

Conservation cannot be effective without genuine consideration of socio-economic needs and all inclusive strategic planning. Whilst long term support from international partners may be required, our end goal is always redundancy as a result of permanent and effective locally managed biodiversity protection

Welcome on board as we work together for a sustainable future!

Our Services

Wildlife Asia provides support where it is needed most. Where possible we provide unrestricted funding to our field partners to fill those critical operational gaps that are often the hardest to fill. In addition we secure significant grants and provide the administrative support to manage these high-level programs so that their resources can be deployed directly to the ground. 

Wildlife Asia’s board have combined experience of over 80 years working in conservation across Asia so we also provide expertise and technical support as required.

We are proud of our unusually low overheads and continue to operate at around 7-8% administrative costs meaning that more of our income makes it to where it is most needed. We welcome you to review our annual reports and audited financial records.

Our Beneficiaries

Community-led, ground-based conservation planning, management and practice have gained international recognition as more effective, durable and responsible conservation strategies.

Wildlife Asia recognizes that successfully achieving locally appropriate biodiversity and wildlife conservation management requires that:

  • Indigenous people are at the frontline of conservation planning, management and implementing activities
  • Indigenous peoples socio-cultural understanding of nature and traditional ecological knowledge must be integrated with scientific knowledge systems.

Projects in Progress

Wildlife Asia and its field programs are active throughout Southeast Asia in:

• wildlife and habitat protection, through the operation of Wildlife Protection and Anti-poaching units as well as the purchase and designation of protected areas.

• wildlife conservation (in particular orangutans, rhinos, bears, gibbons, tigers and elephants) through rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction programs and

• sustainable development for local communities including education and alternative livelihood development.

Wildlife in Asia is reaching a crisis point. Due to habitat loss and poaching many species have their backs against the wall. This new holistic approach will give the Australian private, philanthropist and business communities the opportunity to contribute to broad reaching support for wildlife in Asia. 

Wildlife Asia currently has two focal programs in Karen State, Myanmar and the Leuser Ecosystem, Aceh, Indonesia.

Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative

Karen State is the most exciting and unique opportunity for conservation in South East Asia. It contains some of the last tracts of rare pristine forest landscapes. These habitats host tigers, leopards, and elephants and a host of other endangered species of global significance.

Myanmar is going through a rapid phase of political change and industrial growth. This project, with unique access and relationships to these areas, undertakes direct wildlife conservation initiatives working within a broader framework to support peacebuilding processes and sustainable development in the region to enable durable large-scale conservation with communities.

Ultimately, the program aims to support the establishment of the 5,205 square km Salween Peace Park to foster peace, cooperation, cultural preservation and environmental conservation through a bottom-up, people-centred planning approach, that integrates community economic development within a conservation framework.

Leuser Ecosystem, Aceh

The Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh, Sumatra is the last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants co-exist. All four key species are now classified as Critically Endangered, primarily due to the rapid conversion of their forests into palm oil plantations but also under increasing threat from wildlife poaching and in the case of elephants and tigers, human/wildlife conflict. The Leuser Ecosystem is also the largest contiguous forest area on the island of Sumatra. Indonesia now has the highest rate of forest destruction in the world and the ongoing devastation of Sumatra’s forests will have global consequences.

In addition to its significance for biodiversity conservation, the Leuser Ecosystem is a vital life-support system for four million people. It provides ecosystem services with an estimated value of over USD 350 million per year, including clean water supply, flood and landslide mitigation, freshwater fisheries, local climate regulation and global carbon sequestration. For these reasons, the Leuser Ecosystem was established as a National Strategic Area (for protection of water catchments and biodiversity) in the national spatial plans.

Sadly, the Leuser Ecosystem is under significant threat from a proposed Aceh spatial plan which fails to acknowledge the very existence of these vast and ancient protected forests and threatens to open up areas for extractive industries, plantation and roads.

 

More information on all of our projects can be obtained at http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au

Our People

CEO

Clare Campbell, Executive Director

Leadership Team

Clare Campbell is on a mission for change. After graduating from Zoology and Marine Biology she worked at Perth Zoo for over a decade, initiating conservation programs around key species within Asia. Recognising the broader conservation needs in Asia, Clare assisted in establishing Wildlife Asia to deliver immediate and effective conservation in priority landscapes. Working directly with local communities and field teams Clare has helped to establish Wildlife Protection Units across Indonesia and Myanmar, conducted rescue, rehabilitation and successful reintroduction of gibbons and orangutans, and supported ground breaking research and the establishment of protected areas.

 

 

 

 

Names of Board Members

Leif Cocks

Matt Hunt

Sophie Dentrinos

Clare Campbell

Number of Employees

1.5

Number of Volunteers

6

Registration Information

ABN

32 143 935 769

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

There is no tomorrow for these species if we don’t act today. Bequests can help us increase anti-poaching efforts and secure land for the long term protection of magnificent species such as rhinos, orangutans, tigers, elephants, gibbons and bears.

Fewer than 75 Sumatran rhinos and 50 Javan rhinos remain due to poaching and habitat loss. Tigers continue to be poached for their skins, elephants for their ivory, bears for their bile and gibbons for the pet trade.

Over 1000 orangutans are slaughtered every year, victims of the greed-driven palm oil industry. Today’s frightening rate of forest destruction is leading us to a disaster of catastrophic proportions for wildlife, local communities and the health of the global environment.

Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren and help us to turn the tide.

 

General Donations

General Donations

100% of donations to Wildlife Asia go to our field programs protecting wildlife and habitat.

You can make one off or reoccurring donations via our website.

http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au/donate/

Or contact us for bank details to set up Direct Deposit @ clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au

 

Other support

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity for your business to show your clients that you are giving something back and ensuring a more sustainable future. With opportunities for cross promotion this can be a mutually beneficial arrangement, providing us with regular support to commit to field projects as well as positive promotion of your company. Corporate social responsibility is rapidly growing and Wildlife Asia can offer the broad scale solution to wildlife and habitat conservation, issues that are important to many of your staff and client.

Here are some great reasons why you should consider us;

  • We actually do something. We might not have the worlds greatest website or produce glossy marketing materials but we do make a difference!
  • 100% of your donation will go towards our field projects, providing direct protection for wildlife and habitat
  • Wildlife Asia is an Australian born and based NGO, operating on minimal administrative overheads. Your dollar will go further!
  • Wildlife Asia was formed as a partnership between some of Australia’s most respected and effective species focused groups and is managed by leading conservationists, each with over 15 years experience.
  • Uniting your workplace in a  common cause can be a fantastic team building activity and even help improve productivity.

We can offer different levels of sponsorship, workplace giving schemes or fund matching opportunities.

If your company would like to work with us and discuss options, please contact our Director at clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au or (+61) 0438992325.

Work with us

Wildlife Asia strives to provide employment to locals at all of our field sites. Very occasionally,  positions for foreigners may become available. Please visit our website www.wildlifeasia.org.au for any current vacancies.

Volunteer with us

Wildlife Asia can provide information on field based volunteer opportunities offered by some of our partners. We also need Australian based volunteers to assist with fundraising and events.

If you have administrative, IT, graphic design or marketing skills please contact us today at info@wildlifeasia.org.au

 

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