Australian Institute of Marine Science

Birdlife Australia – Migratory Shorebird Studies

Conservation Volunteers Australia

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency and plays a pivotal role in providing large-scale, long-term and world-class research that helps governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the management of Australia’s marine estate.

Our research program with the Australian Institute of Marine Science at Scott Reef, off Western Australia, is one of the longest and most comprehensive investigations of a reef system in the world.

BirdLife Australia (BLA) is the largest bird conservation organisation in Australia, operating since 1901 as a not-for-profit body. Through conducting numerous and regular projects which collect data on Australian birds, it has produced Australia's largest wildlife database in The Atlas of Australian Birds, as well as the Shorebirds 2020 database which comprises the most complete shorebird count data available nationally.

The Migratory Pathways of Intertidal Birds project links Woodside's operations in Dampier, Western Australia to the regasification terminals near the Geum Estuary South Korea, the gateway to Siberia and Alaska. With support from Woodside, BirdLife International and BirdLife Australia are working together with Seocheon County Government, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat and other stakeholders including local communities and NGOs, national government and international agencies to support and enable the long-term, participatory conservation of Geum Estuary.

Woodside has also extended its partnership with BLA to support shorebird studies off the coast of Exmouth, Western Australia.


Woodside has a strong history of commitment to environmental conservation. Our partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia allows Woodside staff in Perth, Broome and Karratha to  make a positive difference towards the conservation of nature, upon which all life depends and is interconnected. Woodside's employees have made a significant contribution to community coast care groups and worked closely with conservationists to rehabilitate and protect coastal and estuarine environments.





Fauna and Flora International - Myanmar Coastal Biodiversity

Marine WATERs

Ningaloo Turtle Monitoring Program


Established over a century ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was the world's first international wildlife conservation organisation, who's focus is on protecting biodiversity (the diversity of life on Earth), which underpins healthy ecosystems and is critical for the life support systems that humans and all other species rely on. Woodside's collaboration with FFI is to continue to collect baseline data on key marine/coastal habitats along the west coast of Myanmar. We also provide support to local Myanmar universities and students for building expertise in biodiversity assessments, environmental impact assessments and monitoring.

The West Australian Government's Marine WATERs program was originally developed as the first online marine education resource in Australia. It was developed for teachers and educators from kindergarten to year 12, with a focus on fisheries and aquatic natural resource management.

Woodside's support is assisting in the delivery of new and improved education resources on the Marine WATERs website for teachers and students, including interactive digital resources to enhance student engagement in learning about the marine environment.


The Ningaloo Turtle Program (NTP) is a volunteer turtle monitoring program based in Exmouth, WA. It is a collaboration between the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the local Cape Conservation Group, with Woodside providing significant program funding each season.

The Ningaloo Turtle Program attracts local, National and International volunteers. This award winning program has become an excellent example of a collaborative conservation initiative with a high level of community involvement. 




Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival Inc.

Western Australian Museum 

Wildlife Conservation Society


Woodside's support of the Festival celebrates all that the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef environment offers and promotes sustainability and environmental responsibility throughout the entire Ningaloo region.


This joint project has been running since 2008, documenting the water quality, marine life distribution and genetic studies of Kimberley marine flora and fauna.

By the end of 2014 the researchers will have studied more than 180 locations in the Kimberley amounting to 2,700 research hours on the reef. This collaboration aims to explore and better understand our marine environment.

Over the past century, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has established long-term conservation presence in the last wild places across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, built strong and trusting partnerships, and acquired a depth of knowledge that ensures effective conservation action. We protect these last wild places because they are intact, biodiverse, most resilient to climate change, and bastions for large, iconic wildlife species.

Woodside partners with WCS to identify and map the occurrence of fishing activity and marine wildlife along the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady coast of Myanmar.