What we do
Our goal as Foundation for Green Future Australia to contribute to the knowledge and conservation of Australia’s unique bushland heritage with innovative research and practical solutions. We work in a range of managing ecologically endangered plant communities, rehabilitation of disturbed ecological zones and improve wildlife habitats throughout in Eastern Australia.
Here, we strive to understand the survival needs of endangered species of fauna and flora as well as equally fascinating but lesser-known wildlife such as Quolls and Numbats. Our research also addresses human resource-use and its impacts on wild species and ecosystems. Using this knowledge of wildlife ecology and human society, we design conservation strategies that are locally-appropriate. These are implemented in collaboration with local communities and the governments that manage them. While promoting wildlife conservation, our programmes also strive to safeguard livelihood and development options for local communities.
How it works
FOGA works largely as a ‘federation’ of Programmes. The different Programmes are almost entirely autonomous and they determine their own research and conservation priorities and directions. Each Programme is led by one or more Programme Heads. The name of Programmes describes the primary focus of work. These may describe the focal geography ( East coast, south coast, blue mountains and central Australia) ecosystem (Oceans & Coasts), taxon (Primate; Cranes & Wetlands), or theme (Education & Public Engagement). Despite these labels, there is also considerable work that happens outside that particular geography, ecosystem, taxon or theme. As we’ve said, Programmes make their own decisions!
Our main office, located in Redfern provides library and infrastructural support and coordinates the Foundation’s conservation research projects in various parts of Eastern Australia.