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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 Gnaraloo 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 Wilderness Area with its sea turtles and other life.

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

Gnaraloo Wilderness Area

Towards greater protection of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area

We have continued to work tirelessly during the financial year 2019/20 to protect the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area. We're excited to share some of our achievements with you today and hope…

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Mining and World Heritage do not mix!

Mining and World Heritage do not mix!

Stop Big-Oil-and-Gas Business from exploiting our World Heritage marine environments, including at Ningaloo and Shark Bay in Western Australia. The annual “Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release” is a key part…

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Foxes and wild dogs return to Gnaraloo under Government watch

Foxes and wild dogs return to Gnaraloo under Government watch

Loss of the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program The GWF introduced and managed sea turtle research at Gnaraloo during 2008 – 2018 (10 years) and the associated feral animal control…

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Call for Gnaraloo turtle nesting areas to be recognized in legislation as turtle sanctuary areas.

Call for Gnaraloo turtle nesting areas to be recognized in legislation as turtle sanctuary areas

Turtle Conservation Program Update Government grants and private sector financial support for the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) (mainly from Gnaraloo Station and the Australian Government) ended last year on…

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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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