The Australian Conservation Foundation is Australia's national environment organisation – over half a million people creating a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. A handful of people formed ACF over 50 years ago when mining first threatened the Great Barrier Reef. Now the ACF community has grown into a powerful force for nature. We bring together people from community, government and business. Our community advocates against pollution and destruction, and for our living world. We hold decision makers to account. We are proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community.