Backyard Buddies

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Welcome to Backyard Buddies - an initiative of FNPW.

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Backyard Buddies is a free education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

It gives you simple tips to transform your backyard into a safe and inviting habitat haven. 

Backyard Buddies are the native plants and animals that share our urban areas, waterways, backyards and parks.  Backyard Buddies are also the people who value native wildlife and want to protect it. So you can be a backyard buddy.

Connect your Backyard, create Green Corridors and help us support the Big Backyard – National Parks across Australia Your backyard, school yard, or local park is your very own bit of Australian wilderness, and it’s teeming with wildlife – even if you can’t see them all the time. Your backyard is a small part of our Big Backyard and Green Corridors that link our many National Parks, giving safe passage and a safe haven for animals whose habits and habitats don’t recognise man-made boundaries.

You can explore, create and help your own backyard buddies, to help them survive and to thrive into the future.

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About Backyard Buddies

Backyard Buddies is a free education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW).

It gives you simple tips to transform your backyard into a safe and inviting habitat haven. Backyard Buddies are the native plants and animals that share our built-up areas, waterways, backyards and parks. Backyard Buddies are also the people who value native wildlife and want to protect it.

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To receive B-mail, a regular newsletter about buddies you're likely to see in your backyard.

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About FNPW

For over 47 years, FNPW has been creating parks and saving species.

We’re a non-government organisation on a mission to protect Australia’s ecosystems and native species for generations to come. Australia is a land like no other, with about one million different native species. More than 80 per cent of the country’s flowering plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia, along with most of its freshwater fish and almost half of its birds.

And with the support of people like you, we’ve invested over $60 million into Australian conservation. Thank you to all our amazing supporters - we can’t do it without you!

We work with project partners across Australia including scientists, volunteers, PhD students, National Park rangers, local community groups, indigenous communities, individual landowners and government agencies. By joining forces, together we have made a world of difference to Australian conservation.

Thanks to our corporate supporters

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