Project Partners

Aussie Ark is very fortunate to have the support of committed individuals and organisations as Partners. Running a conservation project like Aussie Ark is an expensive venture but saving a species is priceless. We rely on the ongoing support from our conservation partners to make the Ark happen and without their support it wouldn’t have been possible. All funds contributed by Project Partners on Aussie Ark initiatives are spent directly on conservation initiatives. Likewise, any educational or research grants given to external parties must be exempt from administrative charges and overheads and are spent directly on saving threatened species.

Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park was established in 1948 by the late, Eric Worrell. It is the only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with its anti-venom-milking program in place for the past 50+ years, saving over 300 lives each year as the sole supplier of anti-venom. The Australian Reptile Park is the driving force behind Devil Ark and has donated a lot of funding, resources and time to ensure the success of the project.

Global Wildlife Conservation

Saving wildlife species from extinction is the driving force behind Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), working with partners such as Devil Ark and Aussie Ark to ensure species are around for generations to come. GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC’s three key goals are; Save Species, Protect Wildlands and Build Capacity.

Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species (FAME)

FAME has been a key supporter since the very beginning of Devil Ark. They were so convinced by the Devil Ark concept, that they made their largest ever contribution to a conservation project to ensure that it could be established. FAME is a tax-deductible gift recipient organisation and a Devil Ark and Aussie Ark partner, reliant upon donations from individuals to help curb the extinction of Australia’s most endangered species.

Ellerston Pty Ltd

Due to the generosity of the Packer family and Ellerston station, Aussie Ark will sit on a land parcel of over 3,000 hectares (including the current location of Devil Ark). This land is owned by the Packer family and has been kindly gifted to Devil Ark and Aussie Ark for the term of the project, to develop this much-needed conservation program to build insurance populations of threatened and endangered Australian species.


Glencore have operated in Australia for over 20 years and hold significant interests in a range of commodity industries across all mainland states and the Northern Territory. The company is headquartered in Sydney and is a major Australian employer, with over 15,000 employees working across various industries.  Our partnership came about with Glencore looking for a local community environmental project with tangible outcomes that would make a real difference for Australian wildlife, and Aussie Ark fit the bill. Aussie Ark is also in the same region as Glencore (the Upper Hunter) and the company is always on the lookout for local charities to support.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife is the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks.  They are a NFP organisation on a mission to safeguard wilderness & wildlife for future generations.  FNPW have recently come on board with supporting Devil Ark and we will work together in raising awareness for our wildlife.

Australian Wildlife Society

The Australian Wildlife is one of Australia’s oldest wildlife conservation organisations. Founded in May 1909, it has served Australia for over 100 years.  The Australian Wildlife Society focuses on the welfare of all Australian wildlife.  The Australian Wildlife Society have been long term supporters of Aussie Ark and much the same as Devil Ark, AWS are a NFP organisation.  By working together we will continue to raise awareness and save Aussie wildlife.

Australian Geographic

Australian Geographic magazine, originally titled Dick Smith’s Australian Geographic was created by Dick Smith in 1986.  Australian Geographic is a media business that produces the Australian Geographic magazine, DMag magazine, specialist book titles, travel guides, diaries and calendars and online media.  The magazine focuses mainly on stories about Australia, or about Australian people in other countries.  Australian Geographic have been a supporter for many years and will continue to work closely with Aussie Ark in the coming years of the project.

Symbio Wildlife Park

Symbio Wildlife Park is a family owned and operated zoo which is located on the Southern outskirts of Sydney in the suburb of Helensburgh. Symbio started in 1975 as a small wildlife park and has now grown to become a multi-award winning and internationally publicised zoo.  Recently partnering with Aussie Ark, Symbio Wildlife Park plays a large part in raising brand awareness for our conservation breeding facility.