Wild Mob is a not-for-profit organisation that gets volunteers to the coalface of environmental conservation. We empower everyday people to make a real, measurable difference to the world by taking them on adventures to actual conservation sites.

We know that while policy, strategies and advocacy all have important roles in conservation, nothing actually happens without hands on effort.

So we take a practical, on-the-ground approach to protecting our wildlife and their habitats. We rehabilitate endangered ecosystems through weed and pest control, secure endangered species through sensible recovery programs and remove debris from marine turtle and seabird nesting sites.

Our team is made up of scientists, ecologists, educators, adventurers and our amazing volunteers. We know the value of high-quality scientific research and don’t shy away from innovative conservation approaches. We pick projects of national and international significance where we know we can affect real change.

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Our Board

Graeme Wood is an Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the online travel business Wotif.com in 2000. The Graeme Wood Foundation was formed in 2006 and supports environmental sustainability, the arts and education. Graeme is a major donor to the University of Queensland, where he was instrumental in the formation of the Global Change Institute. In 2013, he teamed up with the UK Guardian News and Media to form Guardian Australia. Graeme was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012.

Derek Ball is CEO of Wild Mob, a member of the Commission for Ecosystem Management within the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Chair of the Island Arks Australia Alliance. After working many years in the private, public and NGO sectors, Derek knows that Wild Mob is the best future model for conservation management in Australia.

Anna Cerneaz started her professional life as an oceanographer. However, her lifelong interest in the arts, notably as an oboe player and concertgoer, soon channelled her career in an entirely different direction. Over a number of years, she built up her own artistic management business; among the many positions she held during that time was as general manager of Pinchgut Opera. In the past decade, Anna has honed her company director skills in a very practical way. She is currently a director of several organisations, including the Graeme Wood Foundation, which supports progressive thinking and action, Artology, Spring Bay Mill, Wild Mob and Syrinscape.

James Dryburgh studied biology and environmental studies in Tasmania and Scotland and has a Masters of Environmental Planning. He has worked across the world as, amongst other things, a bushwalking guide, woolly monkey carer (almost-human-poo cleaner), environmental planner, English teacher, Cambridge University examiner and writer. He now works in strategy and planning for local government. James has written two books: Essays from Near and Far, 2014 and The Balfour Correspondent, 2017

Our Partners

Wild Mob - Great Barrier Reef island conservation
Wild Mob - Island Arks Island Conservation
Wild Mob - Norfolk Island Conservation
Wild Mob - Norfolk Island Conservation
Wild Mob - Norfolk Island Conservation
Wild Mob - Norfolk Island Conservation
Wild Mob - education programs
New Zealand Conservation
Wild Mob - Island Arks Island Conservation

Traditional Owner Acknowledgement

Wild Mob would respectfully like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, their Elders past and present, as well as the important role Indigenous people continue to play on the Land where we carry out our conservation projects.