Achievements


Conservation Volunteers has received many awards recognising our work and the commitment of our volunteers.

In the 2012/2013 Financial year, our volunteers:

  • Planted over 700,000 trees
  • Completed 1580 environmental surveys
  • Collected 4.3 tonnes of seeds
  • Repaired 183 kilometres of tracks and boardwalks
  • Removed 1400 hectares of weeds
  • Collected 70 tonnes of rubbish
  • Delivered in excess of 480,000 hours of conservation volunteering

Our awards include:

  • 2014 - Winner, New Tourism Development, RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for Naturewise Eco Escapes
  • 2014 - Winner, Arts & Environment Category, ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards for VIP / Volunteer Interpreter Program 
  • 2013 - Winner, WA Coastal Awards for Excellence, Community Group Effort - Coastal Guardians Program 
  • 2012 - Winner, Business - Not-for-Profit, Green Lifestyle Awards
  • 2012 - Best Travel Agency Awards, Hong Kong - Green Pioneer in Travel Industry
  • 2012 - Finalist, WA Environment Awards - Community Achievement Metropolitan Category
  • 2011 - UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organisations
  • 2011 - Winner, WA Environment Awards - Environmental Education and Communication Category
  • 2011 - Finalist, United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards - Community category
  • 2010 - Commendation Excellence in Parks Award, Economic Category (in partnership with Parks Conservation and Lands ACT)
  • 2010 - Canberra Tourism Award - Ecotourism for Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (in partnership with Parks Conservation and Lands ACT)
  • 2010 - Highly Commended, Keep Australia Beautiful ACT Sustainable Cities Awards, Heritage and Culture Category - Tidbinbilla Volunteer Interpreter Program
  • 2010 - Finalist, WA Environment Awards - Biodiversity Conservation Category
  • 2010 - Finalist, WA Environment Awards - Community Achievement Metropolitan Category
  • 2010 - Finalist, WA Environment Awards - Environmental Education & Communication Category
  • 2009 - Ecotourism Award Winner, Sustainable Tourism Awards
  • 2009 - Environment and Sustainability Award Winner, Regional Achievement and Community Award
  • 2009 - Finalist Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Victorian Tourism Awards
  • 2009 - Winner, WA Environment Awards - Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Category
  • 2008 - Qantas Australian Tourism Award - Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2008 - NSW Tourism Award - Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2008 - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Victorian Tourism Awards
  • 2007 - Qantas Australian Tourism Award - Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2007 - Golden Backpack Award - Best Responsible Tourism Program
  • 2007 - NSW Tourism Award - Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2007 - Banksia Award - Water Category (Revive Our Wetlands, in partnership with BHP Billiton)
  • 2006 - NSW Tourism Award - Ecotourism (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2005 - NSW Tourism Award - Best New Product (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW - Montague Island Naturewise Program)
  • 2003 - Winner, The Australian Financial Review Magazine Corporate Partnership of the Year, BHP Billiton partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia - Revive our Wetlands
  • 2003 - Winner, The Australian Financial Review Magazine Science, Environment, Health and Education category, BHP Billiton partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia - Revive our Wetlands
  • 2002 - Winner, Prime Minister's Award for Excellence, Community Business Partnerships
  • 2001 - Banksia Award - Coastal & Marine Category (Joint submission with WWF, Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation, NT Department Of Primary Industries And Fisheries)
  • 2001 - Finalist, Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 2000 - Global 500 Roll of Honour, United Nations Environment Program
  • 2000 - Finalist, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 2000 - Finalist, Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1998 - Finalist, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1998 - Finalist - Banksia Award - Government Category (Green Corps Program), Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1996 - Banksia Award, Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1995 - Banksia Award, Land Management Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1995 - Finalist, Rural Community Groups Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1990 - Finalist, IBM Conservation Award
  • 1990 - Banksia Award, Community Service Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1990 - Victorian Landcare Award - Business Category, Landcare Victoria
  • 1989 - Banksia Award, Community Service Category, Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • 1988 - Bicentennial Sylvaspade, Australian Bicentennial Authority
  • 1983 - Merit Award for Outstanding Architecture, Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter)

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