Our story


Over 15 years, Jaragun has grown into an effective environmental organisation from a foundation in governance and management advisory services

Key milestones and events

  • Membership

    Appointment to Queensland Government Wetlands Forum

  • State project

    Participation in Queensland Government's Prioritisation Project

  • Jaragun Ecoservices

    New trading name to reflect future focus on ecosystem restoration

  • Sustainability Plan

    Development Russel River Catchment Sustainability Plan, 2020-2035, Technical Report 

  • Representation

    Appointment of Director to Traditional Owner Technical Working Group (Water Quality)

  • International

    Presentation to International Bioreactor Forum

  • RSP Advisory Committee

    Wet Tropics Biodiversity Advisory Committee established to support implementation of Sustainability Plan

  • Scientific consensus

    Presentation to GBR Water Quality Synthesis Workshop (Scientific Consensus)

  • Cassowary award

    Jaragun wins inaugural Wet Tropics Management Authority Cassowary Award for climate change leadership 

  • Wetland alliance

    Jaragun becomes member of Wet Tropics Wetland Alliance

  • Reef management tool

    Jaragun develops drainage network tool to prioritise and measure improvement in water quality

  • Banksia award

    Jaragun is selected as a finalist in 2018 Minister's Award for the Environment

  • ACRN

    Membership invitation to Australian Coastal Restoration Network

  • New WTBF trustee

    Wet Tropics Biodiversity Foundation transitioned to new non-trading trustee

  • Trustee State land

    Queensland Government appoints Jaragun trustee of State land

  • DGR status

    Wet Tropics Biodiversity Foundation entered on Register of Environment Organisations as a Deductible Gift Recipient organisation 

  • Environmental trust fund

    Establishment of not-for-profit Wet Tropics Biodiversity Foundation

  • Water quality improvement

    Successful application to the Reef Rescue Program to implement two five-year water quality improvement projects in the Russell Catchment

  • Indigenous employment

    Relocation to Cairns, Qld, specialising in Aboriginal employment and training services

  • Risk advisory services

    Establishment of Jaragun Pty Ltd in Canberra, ACT, providing management advisory services


+61 427 903 390


2/102 Munro Street  •  PO Box 219 Babinda QLD 4861

ABN 41 120 661 583

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