DWF Staff

About DWF

Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) was established in 2012 to provide support, practical assistance and funding for wildlife conservation initiatives, particularly the ecology of threatened and endangered species. We support direct conservation efforts, relevant research, public education, advocacy and co-operation with like-minded organisations and regulatory authorities to protect wildlife.

DWF is the largest zoological donor to tiger conservation globally. Through our relationships with other conservation charities, we protect tigers in the wild through education, anti-poaching and community engagement initiatives.

We are known internationally for the protection and conservation of native Australian endangered species. The fragility of the environment, disease and ongoing impact of introduced species in Australia have left a number of unique endemic animals on the endangered species list. DWF supports research, habitat conservation and education for wildlife, such as koalas, bilbies and tree kangaroos.

Since being established in 2012, DWF has generously received public donations of over $2 million. These donations are largely linked to activities within Dreamworld Theme Park from royalties on merchandise sales and wildlife activities, supplemented by bequests and donations made online and in-park. DWF also receives funds from external partners, such as international zoos.

The wildlife on display at Dreamworld are ambassadors for their wild cousins. Without getting up close and personal to these amazing animals, DWF could not possibly generate the donations we need to achieve our goals. Animal welfare and quality of animal care is paramount in any of the programs DWF partners with. Please download Dreamworld’s Position Statement on Animal Welfare for further information.

 

GOVERNANCE

Board of Directors

  • David Haslingden (Chair)
  • Al Mucci
  • Antra Hood

Company Secretary

  • Bronwyn Weir

Executive Director

  • Chris Hibbard

Charity Details:
Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation LTD

Charitable Fundraising Authority: CFN/22016
Sanction No:CP5545
CAN: 150 274 463