Video: It’s Turtle Nesting Season

Green turtles, loggerhead turtles and hawksbill turtles, three of the world’s seven species of marine turtles, nest on mainland beaches adjacent to Ningaloo Reef during the summer months between November and April annually. If you would like to view nesting marine turtles the WA Parks & Wildlife Service strongly recommends that you visit the Jurabi Turtle …

What to do in Parks – Pitch a Tent

Pitching a tent in one of the State’s national parks is a great adventure for all ages – and one you can share again and again. There are many options with more than 265 campgrounds in parks throughout Western Australia with some 2,900 campsites to choose from. The Parks and Wildlife Service have complied a …

Feature urban park: Koondoola Regional Bushland

Koondoola Regional Bushland is a near pristine remnant of the Swan Coastal Plain. It has an extensive reptile population which includes the Significant listed reptile Gould’s Goanna (Varanus gouldii). Its significant bird species include Carnaby’s Cockatoo, Western Thornbill and Splendid Fairy Wren. Its significant listed flora includes Waldjumi (Jacksonia seric), Drummond’s Featherflower (Verticordia drummondii) and …

Feature National Park: Kalbarri National Park

A six and a half hour drive north of Perth will land you in Kalbarri National Park, one of WA’s most popular places for spectacular scenery and red rock gorges that were cut from the landscape by the mighty Murchison River, and wildflowers in season. This park offers a range of adventure activities like bush …

Outstanding Park Volunteers Recognised

To celebrate International Volunteer Day, a very special award ceremony was held on 5 December 2017 to publicly thank Parks and Wildlife Service volunteers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to protecting the natural environment of Western Australia. Lee Hollingsworth, Volunteer Program Coordinator for WA Parks & Wildlife Service said, “The awards are an opportunity …

Meet Park Ambassador Sophia Forrest

Sophia Forrest is one of Australia’s most exciting new performers. Sophia’s first acting experience was in the Russell Crowe directed, The Water Diviner. Sophia went on to train at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduating in 2016. There she performed in various productions including Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which toured to Hong Kong and Coriolanus which toured …

Secrets At Sunrise – Western Ground Parrot Project

Secrets At Sunrise is a documentary that tells the story of Western Australia’s rarest bird, the Western Ground Parrot, and the people who are trying to save it from extinction. The film follows a team of passionate scientists from the Parks and Wildlife Service as they conduct field work in remote Cape Arid National Park …

FACET supporting the WA Parks Foundation

  The WA Parks Foundation gratefully acknowledges and thanks the Forum Advocating Cultural and Ecotourism (FACET) for the wonderful job they did organising and delivering the 2017 FACET Conference – ‘Celebrating Our Parks’ in October. In addition to attracting International keynote speaker Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association in the …

WAPF Annual Report

The inaugural WAPF Annual Report is now available. The initial focus of the Board has been on setting in place strong and effective governance arrangements and establishing solid financial platforms for the future. The Report indicates that partnerships are a critical factor in achieving success for the WAPF’s goals, and much work has been done …

Season’s Greetings from the Governor

As the holidays approach I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during the year and to wish you a safe and fulfilling New Year. Your contribution to the enjoyment and conservation of our precious natural environment is valued and appreciated and I hope you will have the opportunity …