skip to Main Content
Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation Logo

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.

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!

Apple Store
Google Play
Windows Store
Gnaraloo sea turtle conservation - loggerhead hatchling

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.

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

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…

Read more...
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery, Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia

Sea turtle hatchlings making the race to the ocean

Just after the new year here at Gnaraloo, the internet went on holiday. It did not tell anyone, where it was going, or for how long, and with no phone…

Read more...
Nest excavation at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

Last one there is a rotten egg!

Moving into our fourth and final month here in Gnaraloo, our daily routines have settled, changed, and settled again. We have learnt to juggle morning surveys, constant streams of work…

Read more...
Project Manager Karen Hattingh, Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Meeting the boss

For two weeks in November, the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) Field Team had two important visitors – GTCP Project Manager Karen Hattingh and her dog Ziggy. While Simone and…

Read more...
Spanish Dancer, Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

A morning to remember

November 19, 2017. I was – in one word – ecstatic! When I first began the GBN-BP7 stretch of the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery (GBR) this morning, I set out only…

Read more...
Loggerhead female turtle at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

The world of science: turtle brain size

This field diary continues with the ongoing theme of sharing some of the various facts and characteristics that comprise the animal that we are currently devoting our lives to –…

Read more...
Back To Top
×Close search
Search