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The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation is a not-for-profit charity working to protect the natural environment within and adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area in Western Australia. Our focus includes native flora and fauna both on land and in the ocean, as well as surface and subsurface species 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!

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Gnaraloo sea turtle conservation - loggerhead hatchling

The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation is a not-for-profit charity working to protect the natural environment within and adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area in Western Australia. Our focus includes native flora and fauna both on land and in the ocean, as well as surface and subsurface species 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 sea turtle conservation, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

The world of science: sea turtle carapace

As an Animal Scientist and Conservation Biologist, it would be unlikely to surprise you that I find animals, their behavior, their physiology, and, well, pretty much everything about them, truly…

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Satellite tagged loggerhead sea turtle at Gnaraloo Bay in Western Australia

The world of science: stable isotope analysis

The world of science is ever changing and with it comes new and exciting ways to locate, understand, and interact with the billions of species inhabiting the world around us.…

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Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program Presentation

DBCA at Gnaraloo – Conservation of sea turtles in Western Australia

On November 19th, Chantelle and Mel, members of the Department for Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) on behalf of the Ningaloo Marine Park, arrived at the Homestead here at Gnaraloo.…

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Swim with sea turtles, Gnaraloo, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Snorkeling at Gnaraloo

Our first morning of the season was spent doing introductions to the program and hearing presentations on the research we would be conducting. After a long couple of hours, it…

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Stranded sea turtle at the Gnaraloo Bay rookery

Turtle out of water

Night surveys were well underway, and turtle activity on the beach had started to pick up. This meant that our Night Surveys involved less trudging back and forth, up and…

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Satellite tagged turtle - Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Receiving you loud and clear

Not so long ago, we in the GTCP Season 2017/18 were afforded an exciting opportunity. We were given the opportunity to work in collaboration with a turtle satellite tagging program.…

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