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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.

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 situated on the Ningaloo coast in North Western Australia, next to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Ningaloo Marine Park. It abuts 60 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.

Visit Gnaraloo

150km north of the regional town of Carnarvon in Western Australia, explore the marine sanctuary zones and remote beaches of Gnaraloo.

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

APMS Training Field Diary

APMS Training Field Diary

Gnaraloo feral animal control started at Gnaraloo in 2009, when a calculated 1,100 foxes were predating our sea turtle hatchlings and other native species. Karen Hattingh (GTCP Project Manager), Paul…

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4WD Training Field Diary

4WD Training Field Diary

PART 1 Day four on the project saw us starting our four-wheel drive (4WD) training. None of the roads around Gnaraloo Station are sealed and much of the beach we…

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Trial survey at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

Trial survey at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

Our third day at Gnaraloo began early in the morning. By 05:45, everyone was already at the truck fully prepared for a day in the field, complete with closed-toe shoes,…

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First few days in Gnaraloo

First few days in Gnaraloo

Our first few days here in Gnaraloo have been exciting, long, hectic, interesting, intense and full of laughs. In the breaks of our training program, we have been busy settling…

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Journey North up into “Roo Country”

Journey North up into “Roo Country”

Before leaving for Australia, I didn’t really think too much about how long it would take to travel to Gnaraloo. Don’t get me wrong, I knew that the station was…

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The road to Gnaraloo

The road to Gnaraloo

Maybe I should have asked more questions before I arrived here. The entirety of my last week in America was blasted with questions about what kind of experiences I would…

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