Our scientific nomination program has resulted in nearly 7 million hectares of wildlife habitat protected in Australian law.

  • Wildlife & Habitat Protection
  • Biodiversity Hotspots Conservation
  • National Heritage Conservation
  • Conservation Treaties
  • Marine Conservation
  • Antarctic Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Legal Actions

Over 70,000 supporters in Australia and over 12 million world wide

  • HSI has been involved in a range of bear protection activities since 1994, focusing on identifying and combating the global illegal trade in bear parts, and has contributed to bear protection programs in Vietnam, China, Indonesia and India. In particular, HSI is supporting the work of Wildlife SOS in India, who are successfully helping to protect 'dancing'  bears.

HSI is responsible for more than 70 successful threatened species listings under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

  • More than 10 million supporters around the world and 70,000 in Australia.


We base our positions on science and push for legal and policy changes that reflect the latest scientific evidence in conservation and animal welfare.

  • National State of the Environment Reporting Council
  • Biological Diversity Advisory Council
  • Australian Heritage Council
  • National Oceans Advisory Group
  • Federal Endangered Species Advisory CommitteeBiodiversity Hotspots Expert Advisory Committee

We work collaboratively with others—together we can increase positive impacts for animals.

  • Helped influence the Commonwealth Government to announce in 2007, the establishment of the $200 million, Global Initiative on Forests and Climate
  • HSI team at Bali in 2007 helped ensure that forest/biodiversity protection became a part of the climate change negotiations ' Bali Road Map' 

Our support for projects around the world has helped protect critical habitat; vital research into endangered species and rescue, rehabilitation and release of a wide variety of wildlife.

  • HSI has been supporting the work of the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) in Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan since 2000. HSI has helped secured funds for FNPF' s work in Kalimantan from the Australian Government
  • HSI is supporting the Australian Orangutan Program in Indonesia which is using `Wildlife Protection Units' to protect orangutans, tigers, elephants and sun bears in the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape area in Sumatra