... “Some of the most daunting problems facing our planet today are being tackled and solved by not-for-profit organisations and NGO’s. It is a privilege and a joy to be able to support Australian charitable organisations via bequests from the Two Monkeys Foundation.” … Keith
World Wide Fund for Nature
World Wide Fund for Natures mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. They do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business.
They are focussing on sustainable fisheries, resilient marine ecosystems and clean oceans. The health of our reefs and surrounding oceans means reducing threats to the sharks, rays, penguins, cetaceans and marine turtles that these animals call home.
Their drive is to promote a sustainable food system that will conserve nature and feed humanity. They are looking to reduce waste and environmental impact that contribute to social and economic outcomes.
World Wide Fund for Nature are tackling climate change by working directly with entrepreneurs, investors and business to support and promote innovative, low carbon and zero carbon solutions.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
The AMCS is Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy seas. It is an independent charity, staffed by scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years.
The AMCS has protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef. The Society has led the movement to ban whaling, stopped super trawlers, and protected threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion.
Tangaroa Blue Foundation -The Australian Marine Debris Initiative
Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, one of the major environmental issues worldwide. To assist in solving the problem, Tangaroa Blue created the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and partners that contribute data from rubbish collected during beach and river clean-up events to the AMDI Database. The group then works on solutions to stop the flow of litter at the source. The AMDI helps communities look after their coastal environment by providing resources and support programs, and collaborates with industry and government to create change on a large scale.
The vision of Greening Australia is Healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature thrive.
They started conserving and restoring Australia’s landscapes in 1982 and haven’t stopped since. At Greening Australia, they work on major programs that bring life to landscapes and restore balance to the natural environment in significant areas across Australia. Hundreds of projects demonstrate conservation on a massive scale, covering millions of hectares of land and protecting thousands of native species.
From the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef to the cool island ark of Tasmania, Greening Australia are thinking big to tackle the challenges facing Australia’s unique and diverse landscapes in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.
Green Peace Australia
Green Peace Australia ‘bear witness’ to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. They use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. They expose threats to the environment and find solutions. Green Peace Australia have no permanent allies or adversaries. They ensure their financial independence from political or commercial interests.
Campaigns focus on a coal free future, making renewable energy available to everyone, protecting forests and oceans, preserving the Great Barrier Reef, the Antarctic and Pacific Islands as well as ending coal mining in Australia.