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Environmental Conservation


Environmental conservation is about protecting our planet and saving our environment. Humans depend on their natural environment making it our moral obligation to take responsibility and save our resources so people and animals can thrive for generations to come. 

The ways of living have changed over the years and we rely more on technology than ever before to get through everyday life. By gaining a respect and understanding of what nature provides us, we can start to make changes in our everyday lives to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. 

A major part of our mission is environmental protection and education of communities about sustainable practices. We believe that conservation starts in your own backyard. 

A few ways to protect our planet are:

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Use water responsibility 
  • Educate yourself on the importance of natural resources
  • Plant trees and gardens
  • Choose non-toxic options
  • Make sustainable choices

These changes may seem simple but they are all great examples of reducing our carbon footprint for our current generation and future generations. 

National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is an environmental charity; working proactively across 16 conservation programs and two research projects for wildlife conservation

National Trust of Australia (Queensland) actively advocates for environmental conservation and the protection of environmental heritage to all levels of government as well as private and community organisations. 

Founded 30 years ago, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is located on the grounds of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where visitors can view our vets at work. The Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting over 11,500 animals including 500 Koalas – a service that is provided free of charge to the community. 

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is supported by a dedicated foundation that helps raise funds to support the operational costs of running such a busy wildlife hospital.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation was created by the National Trust to raise funds for the National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to assist in the Hospital’s vital work treating, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. 

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital partners with universities and other organisations to conduct world-leading research projects including the Koala and echidna.  The highly skilled vet team are supported by a team of volunteers to deliver the highest level of veterinary care for their patients.

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is committed to TAFE training to build skills to ensure that we have skilled people committed to environmental conservation. 

With a dedicated Sustainability Committee we are committed to making significant changes to our business operations. We aim to be waste-free by 2022; we’re working with a responsible business plan that has had considerable outcomes including a reduction of waste by 50% since it was launched. We also have implemented the first container refund scheme in commercial operation in Queensland.
 

Bushfire and drought update


The bush fires and drought conditions happening throughout Australia are having a devastating effect on our native wildlife.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is now one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting more than 12,000 animals each year - a service that is provided free of charge to the community.

There has been a 20% increase of admissions due to the severe drought and bushfire conditions and sadly, we anticipate that this will continue to rise over the coming months as animals return to their devastated homes. With limited shelter and food sources they will struggle to recover in the wild.

You can help by donating. 100% of your contributions goes towards ensuring that we can continue to treat, rehabilitate and release as many of our injured native wildlife as possible.

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Wildlife Conservation


To save native and exotic wildlife species from extinction, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Currumbin Willdife Hospital participate in 16 conservation projects and 2 research projects.

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Significant Trees


The Significant Tree Register is a national initiative to recognize important trees. There are over 2,000 tree records compiled over 30 years.

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