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The most exciting wildlife conservation initiative the Great Ocean Road has ever seen

Something incredibly exciting has happened! With the support of The Ian Potter Foundation and The Norman Wettenhall Foundation, the Conservation Ecology Centre is developing the Otways Threatened Species Research Network, bringing together partners across government, universities and the community. One of the greatest risks to wildlife populations has been a severe lack of information, and these knowledge […]

The Big Otway Tree Plant 2016

It’s up again! Join the CEC to regreen Cape Otway for the local wildlife.  Dates: 18th & 19th June 2016 We’ll be performing tree guard maintenance as well as planting and protecting new and existing revegetation areas. Once again Bimbi Park have generously offered all volunteers free camping at Bimbi Park (www.bimbipark.com.au) from the evening of […]

We’re recruiting

With conservation of threatened species more vital than ever the Conservation Ecology Centre team is growing. Thanks to the support of The Ian Potter Foundation we are looking for a full time Conservation & Research Assistant to join us, working on the most urgent conservation issues in the Otways regions. If this sounds like your […]

Otways Conservation Dogs find evidence of endangered tiger quoll in Great Otway National Park

Ted is a member of the Otways Conservation Dogs, a team on a special mission to help protect the endangered Tiger Quoll from extinction. This week the former rescue dog made a very important discovery when he detected a wild quoll scat in the Cumberland Valley of the Great Otway National Park. The Otways Conservation […]

Scholarships announced by the Conservation Ecology Centre

The Conservation Ecology Centre is delighted to announce a new Scholarship Program to support researchers dedicated to long term conservation outcomes based on rigorous science. Chief Executive, Lizzie Corke, says “The CEC operates efficiently and effectively to achieve our vision of an Otways once more vibrant with wildlife. Our approach is science based conservation that works and […]

Help Koalas call Australia home – forever

“Vital koala habitat in the Great Ocean Road region is in catastrophic decline – the woodlands have been dying and the koalas that depend upon them are at great risk” Dr Jack Pascoe, Conservation & Research Manager, Conservation Ecology Centre For the last few years we at the CEC have been working hard to turn […]

The Big Otway Tree Plant (and Guard!) 2015

And it’s up again! Join the CEC to regreen Cape Otway for the local wildlife.  Dates: 23rd & 24th May 2015 We’ll be performing tree guard maintenance as well as planting and protecting new and existing revegetation areas. Once again Bimbi Park have generously offered all volunteers free camping at Bimbi Park (www.bimbipark.com.au) from the evening […]

Koala Habitat Rescue

Nature is a miracle in the balance, yet once the balance shifts, however slightly, the results can be chaotic and even catastrophic. In recent years there has been such a shift – in a remote part of south west Victoria, along the Great Ocean Road the koala population suddenly exploded and the manna gum trees […]

World Legacy Awards Winners to be announced this week!

Winners of the prestigious World Legacy Awards will be announced this week in Berlin. The Conservation Ecology Centre (with its social enterprise, the Great Ocean Ecolodge) is delighted to be a finalist in this exciting event, recognized for “… outstanding support for the preservation of nature, restoring natural habitat and protecting rare and endangered species …”.  CEC Ambassadors and Eco-Alliance Members Joachim and Natascha […]

Clever people needed to help save an ecosystem

Enter the Manna Gum Challenge We need clever people to help us solve a big problem – keeping koalas out of a few precious seed trees so we can collect seed to restore dead and dying Manna Gum woodlands. If you like designing and making things please join us for a briefing (on your own […]