AWC sets standard in efficiency and deploying resources in the field

AWC sets standard in efficiency and deploying resources in the field
Sanctuaries
Charnley River – Artesian Range | Bowra | Brooklyn | Buckaringa | Curramore | Dakalanta | Faure Island | Kalamurina | Karakamia | Mornington-Marion Downs | Mt Gibson | Mount Zero-Taravale | Newhaven | North Head | Paruna | Piccaninny Plains | Pungalina-Seven Emu | Scotia | Tableland | Wongalara | Yookamurra

Within the non-government conservation sector, AWC is setting the standard in terms of efficiency and deploying resources where it really counts – in the field.

  • Almost 80% of AWC’s staff are based in the field, delivering practical, on-ground land management to control feral animals, manage fire and eradicate weeds.  The proportion of our staff based in the field is much higher than other comparable organisations.  
  • In our 2012/13 financial year, 83% of AWC’s operating expenditure was incurred on conservation, with 17% on fundraising and administration combined (source: KPMG audited statements).  Over the last decade, only 12% of our total expenditure (including capital) has been allocated to fundraising and administration combined. We spend much less on fundraising and administration than other comparable organisations in our sector, most of whom allocate more than 40% of operating expenditure to administration and fundraising.