Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

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The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is an Australia’s national environment organisation with 700,000 members who speak out for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love. ACF is proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community.

A handful of people formed the Australian Conservation Foundation 55 years ago when oil drilling and mining first threatened the Great Barrier Reef. Since then, the ACF community has grown to over half a million people speaking out for the places we love – like the reef, the Kimberley, the Daintree, Kakadu and Fraser Island.

Over 50 years, ACF and our community have had some incredible wins. We advocated against polluting projects like the Jabiluka uranium lease. We won World Heritage listing for the Reef and Kakadu. We protected places we all love, like the Franklin River, Antarctica and the Murray-Darling. We stood with Traditional Owners to hand back country and farmers to pioneer Landcare. We won billions for clean energy, and led – what was at the time – the world’s biggest climate march, helping to win a global climate agreement.

Imagine a world where water flows clean. Where everyone shares abundant energy from the sun and wind. A world where forests, rivers, people, oceans and wildlife thrive – a tomorrow even more beautiful than today.

This is the world that we can see. This is the world that we’re creating.

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