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Australian Wildlife ConservancyWe have been partnering with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) since 2007 to help create better homes for Australian wildlife. AWC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to stemming the tide of extinctions and conserving all of Australia’s precious native animal species and the habitats in which they live. Through our partnership, we have helped AWC fund key projects and raise public awareness of Australian species that are under threat of extinction. By leveraging our technology and market reach, we have taken AWC’s conservation message to several million Optus customers around Australia, recruited hundreds of new donors for AWC and generated a significant level of donations. Most importantly, the partnership is demonstrating how we can make a real difference for Australian wildlife.

So far, Optus has helped AWC to fund key projects and raise public awareness about projects aimed at saving native wildlife, such as the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby and the Purple Crowned Fairy Wren, from the threat of extinction, the conservation of important wildlife refuges, like Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary in Central Australia (which is now the largest private reserve in Australia) and Pungalina-Seven Emu in the NT. Optus has also helped AWC to save the threatened wildlife of Cape York at Picaninny Plains on north Queensland’s Cape York Peninsular.

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