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“The Conservation & Wildlife Management Branch emerged in the early 1990s in response to one of the most serious environmental issues in South Australia's northern national parks. Feral goats had over-run these regions, and damage was massive....”

"The Conservation & Wildlife Management Branch assisted greatly in the Flinders Ranges National Park achieving a fox-free status leading to a spectacular recovery in the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby population. Branch members also regularly assist in kangaroo and other wildlife surveys and have also been involved in major feral animal control programs such as the PestCam project in the Murraylands Region and the Narrung Peninsula program on the Coorong.”

“The Conservation & Wildlife Management Branch Branch has proven to be one of the hardest working and committed friends groups. At the 2001 Friends of Parks Forum at Ceduna, the branch was awarded the Nature Foundation SA Award for the Best Wildlife Conservation Project.

Similarly, a Branch member was among the South Australian contingent that recently received a Banksia Award for Flinders Ranges Bounceback from the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment, Senator Robert Hill, in Canberra.”

Trevor Naismith
Senior Administrator D.E.H. South Australia


We will be adding pages with specific information about our achievements in many of the different major projects in National Parks with the Department of Environment and Heritage, and in smaller projects with private landholders. We look forward to continuing our involvement with these projects and in many more up coming projects. Please check back over the next few months to find out more about our achievements. We have also been presented with a number of State and National awards, which recognise our long standing commitment to our environment and the thousands of hours that we (as a group) have spent in the cause of conservation.



In recognition our long standing commitment to the environment, and the thousands of hours that we (as a group) have spent in the cause of conservation, we have been awarded a number of state and national awards.



The most prestigious of our awards was presented to our club as the “Friends of Parks - Group of the Decade 1998 - 2008, by the Department of Environment & Heritage.


2001 Banksia Environmental Award for our contribution to the Flinders Rages Bounce Back Programme.


1997 Best Wildlife Project


Awarded by D.E.H for the control of feral goats.

In the far North of the State.
(Gammon & Flinders Ranges)

2001 Nature Foundation SA Award


Certificate of Appreciation

“Best wildlife Project”

2003 Nature Foundation SA Award


Certificate of Appreciation

“Highly Commended Biodiversity Project”

2005 Premier’s Certificate of Appreciation


“Recognition of outstanding volunteer service”

Department of Environment and Natural Resources


2010 Certificate Of Appreciation

"High Commendation Certificate For The Flinders Feral Predator Program"

Friends Of Parks Inc.


"Best Biodiversity Project 2010"

Forestry S.A.


Certificate Of Appreciation 2012

"To acknowledge the contribution to Forestry SA Feral Animal Control Programs"

The University of Adelaide


2015 Certificate of Appreciation to SSAA H&C Branch SA

"Doctor of Veterinary Medicine" Transition to the Profession

Professor Kym Abbott

Conservation Volunteers Australia Brookfield Scientific Camp


"A Thankyou Message"

Friends of Flinders Ranges National Park Inc.


Certificate of Appreciation 2016

"20 Years membership"

Premier's Award 2016


"Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service 2016"

Natural Resources SAMDB


Citizen Science Award For Outstanding Achievement 2019

"Recognition of Contribution"