Future Leaders

Investing in conservation careers

Funding context

In sharing the Australian Wildlife Conservancy‘s commitment to empowering the next generation of conservation leaders, Rendere made a transformative investment in AWC’s Conservation Science Internship Program, which has so far given over 120 young leaders the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field.

About AWC

Recognising the rapid decline of biodiversity in Western Australia, in 1991 AWC founder Martin Copley AM established a wildlife sanctuary in the south of the state. Today, AWC manages or partners with other organisations on over 30 properties around Australia, including Queensland, central Australia and the Northern Territory.

These operations, which cover almost 6.5 million hectares, involve on-ground monitoring, feral species control, fire management and the reintroduction and protection of over 1,400 threatened and locally extinct species.

Rendere provides strategic advice and support to the leadership team and core funding to the internship program, which has helped many interns secure positions in leading environmental organisations, meaning Rendere’s investment is helping to provide a rich source of talent for the sector overall.

“Rendere’s enthusiasm and advocacy for our work is just so motivating for all of us at AWC. Thank you for helping us to grow AWC’s Internship program and showing us the potential of what it can be.”

– AWC Chief Development Officer, Shauna Chadlowe

Photo: AWC Ecologist Larissa Potter and then-Intern Ruby Albury setting a camera trap (photo R Wilson/AWC).