The Australian Environment Foundation (AEF) is a not-for-profit, membership-based environmental organisation having no political affiliation.  We take an evidence-based, solution focused approach to environmental issues.    

While it may be true to say that "We are all environmentalists now", the great majority of Australians have little or no say in the environmental policies being put to governments – federal, state or local.  These policies are almost exclusively the domain of a tight network of conservation groups ensuring one view, and one view only, is put forward.

The AEF embraces the IUCN (World Conservation Union) sustainable use principles, as providing an ethical, balanced framework for many environmental challenges. Many of the Australian Environment Foundation’s members are practical environmentalists – people who actively use and also care for the environment – appreciating that protection and sustainable resource use are generally compatible in providing balanced environmental outcomes.   Learn more here



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