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Support the Centre

We need your support for the Centre for Compassionate Conservation to continue its vital work. In supporting the Centre you will be contributing to the Compassionate Conservation of wild animals in Australia and around the world.

Your donations will allow the Centre to guide and grow the Compassionate Conservation movement and push for change in legislation and policy to reflect new wildlife conservation values.

Make a secure donation through the UTS Giving website or call Liz Hardy on +61 2 9514 9823.

Your donation is tax deductible and 100% of your gift will be used to support the Centre.

You can choose to support any number of the Centre’s activities.

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You can also volunteer your time.

Outcomes of support

Our work focuses on delivering a range of outcomes across three broad areas. The primary focus is to look for synergies between animal welfare science and conservation biology to improve the conservation and protection of wild animals – ‘the situation’. Intended and unintended harms to wild animals are increasing as the result of global conservation problems such as climate change, habitat loss and pollution. Yet many harms also occur a the result of some conservation measures, for example captive breeding programs, feral animal control, culling programs and translocations.  

We aim to build knowledge stocks and flows through engaging in research collaborations, encouraging public debate, working with our partners and government wildlife agencies and by offering cross-disciplinary teaching and learning programs. We go that extra step to foster transformative learning by encouraging decision makers to critically reflect on their assumptions when making environmental decisions and asking whether the same outcome can be achieved in a way that does nor cause harm to wild animals.   

Centre for Compassionate Conservation The situation diagram

Current supporters

The Centre has received seed funding from Voiceless: the Animal Protection Institute, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.