Research into the little penguin on Penguin Island
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The Department of Parks and Wildlife protects and conserves the State’s natural environment on behalf of the people of Western Australia.

Its key responsibilities include conserving biodiversity and managing the State’s national parks, marine parks and other reserves, which cover a total area of more than 27 million hectares. Western Australia has 100 national parks and 13 marine parks with a diverse array of landscapes and seascapes, from coral reefs and tall forests to deep gorges and open plains of wildflowers. Parks and Wildlife also manages two of the world’s greatest long distance trails: the 1000 kilometre Bibbulmun Track for walkers, and the 1000 kilometre Munda Biddi Trail for cyclists.

The department is also responsible for fire preparedness and pest animal and weed control over 89 million hectares of unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves.

The department provides support to the Conservation and Parks Commission to carry out its functions, which are integral to the department achieving its vision and mission.

The department contributes to national and international programs through national Ministerial Councils, the Natural Heritage Trust and other national programs, the work of organisations such as the IUCN (the World Conservation Union), and to the implementation of international conservation treaties in WA.

It employs people with world-class scientific, policy, land and marine management, visitor services and educational skills.


About the logo

The design is a stylised representation of a bottlebrush, or Callistemon, a group of native plants including some found only in Western Australia. The orange colour also references the Western Australian Christmas tree, or Nuytsia.

Western Australia’s native flora supports our diverse fauna, is central to Aboriginal people’s idea of country, and attracts visitors from around the world. The leaves have been exaggerated slightly to suggest a boomerang (at the base of the flower) and ocean waves (above the wording). The blue background also refers to our marine parks and wildlife.

The design therefore symbolises key activities of the new Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

The logo was designed by the department's senior graphic designer and production coordinator, Natalie Curtis.



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