MetLife partners with Australian Wildlife Conservancy 

MetLife Australia has announced a major new sustainability partnership, signing a three-year deal with Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). AWC is a global leader in conservation with a mission to conserve Australian native animal species and the habitats in which they live.

The new agreement will see MetLife supporting AWC’s reintroduction program. The program includes rewilding and the reintroduction of native species across AWC’s 9 sanctuaries throughout Australia. MetLife’s support for the program aligns with its sustainability ambition to build a better world for future generations.

Richard Nunn, CEO of MetLife Australia, said: “We’re proud to support Australian Wildlife Conservancy as part of our sustainability efforts on climate change. MetLife is committed to positively contributing to biodiversity and understands the role it plays in ensuring a healthy planet for future generations. This partnership is a tangible way we are supporting the important work being done to save Australia’s native fauna and flora.”

MetLife’s partnership with AWC will include financial support for the reintroduction program with the aim of restoring threatened species that have disappeared from Australian landscapes, as well as provide education on biodiversity and climate change for MetLife employees.

Tim Allard, CEO of AWC, said: “This is a critical time for Australia’s biodiversity, populations of animals and plants are continuing to decline. AWC’s reintroduction program plays an important role in reversing the loss of our wildlife by returning threatened species to ecosystems from which they have become extinct. With MetLife Australia’s support, we can continue to conserve and restore Australia’s precious wildlife."

AWC has been operating for more than 30 years and in that time has supported 1,800 species threatened with extinction. The conservancy charity started with one Western Australian property in 1991, and now owns, manages or works in partnership across more than 12.9 million hectares nationally. Australia has the worst rate of mammal extinction in the world. Since European settlement, more than 10 percent of mammal species have disappeared due to introduced species, such as feral cats and foxes, and habitat degradation. More than 1,700 species are currently facing extinction.

Australia is home to many unique species of flora and fauna found only here. Loss of these not only make Australia but also the world a less interesting and diverse place. MetLife is keen to support the continuing biodiversity of our environment and hope this partnership will help shine a light on the importance of preserving this wonderful ecosystem.

Find out more about MetLife’s sustainability efforts here.


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About Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a global leader in conservation, providing hope to Australia’s wildlife with a science-informed, land management partnership model that delivers high impact results. AWC is a national leader in landscape scale conservation land management, reintroductions of threatened species and the establishment of feral predator-free areas