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The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that stands for the natural environment at Gnaraloo, within and adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area in Western Australia. Our focus includes native flora and fauna, on land and in the ocean, and the conservation of dark skies.

Be a turtle friend

The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that stands for the natural environment at Gnaraloo, within and adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area in Western Australia. Our focus includes native flora and fauna, on land and in the ocean, and the conservation of dark skies.

Sea turtles are under threat worldwide.

We need your help to continue to protect the Gnaraloo sea turtles and their habitat.

Follow our satellite tagged turtles live on our free Turtle Tracker app!

This year, we tagged Gnargoo and Baiyungu, two endangered female loggerhead turtles who’ve returned to nest at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery. They’ve now set off to their foraging grounds and you can be the first to know where they go!

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About Gnaraloo

Gnaraloo is adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Ningaloo Marine Park in North Western Australia. It abuts 65 km of coastline, including southern parts of the Ningaloo Reef and 4 marine sanctuary zones.

Conservation efforts

The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation is dedicated to protect the landscape, associated habitats and all native flora and fauna species at Gnaraloo. Our conservation efforts support the third largest loggerhead turtle population in the world.

Educational programs

Community and schools may share in the research work of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation through field excursions and free presentations. It’s a great chance to talk to field scientists and discover more about marine turtle conservation.

Keep Gnaraloo Wild

We deeply believe that Gnaraloo should stay as it is, wild and undeveloped, to protect its biodiversity and wilderness experience.

Help us

Together, we can make a difference. Find out ways you can help Keep Gnaraloo Wild and conserve endangered sea turtles for future generations.

Scientific reports

Our rigorously researched documents reflect important baseline data on the sea turtles of Gnaraloo and their critical coastal nesting habitat.

News from the field

Protect seagrass meadows

Female loggerhead turtles usually spend the length of the nesting season (November to February) either nesting or in inter-nesting zones just offshore of the beach. This zone allows females to…

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Sea turtle conservation - Satellite tracking - Gnaraloo Bay Rookery - Western Australia

Sea turtle Nerine returns to Gnaraloo

Sea turtle life cycles are unfortunately hard to follow, even by those that dedicate their entire lives to understanding them. That being said, after spending almost 6 months with the…

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Holly in Hilux

For the love of Gnaraloo

Some call us crazy, some say it’s a spell, but to me it is an all-encompassing, overwhelming, magnetic force that pulls me right back in. The draw to Gnaraloo captivated…

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Green turtle at Gnaraloo, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

What’s the buzz on biodiversity?

Biodiversity has become a buzz word in the life of anyone interested in the environment. In the last decade, biodiversity has become particularly popular due to its linkage between people…

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Seven months at Gnaraloo Station

Often we tell the stories of our lives in chapters. We spend our days turning the pages of every new adventure, and when each is over, we put a blank…

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Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program field team 2017/18

Last one, best one

2000 walking kilometres, 500 data sheets, 120 days, 67 ballpoint pens, 23 cabbages, and 4 vehicles later, we put a cap on the GTCP season 2017/18. It feels quite strange…

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