The Foundation will itself invest around $35 million in conservation and conservation-related activities over the decade 2008-18. In doing so we will be mindful of the 15 areas nominated under the Australian Government's biodiversity "hotspots" program.
Some funds will be allocated to further raise public and corporate awareness of Australia's conservation challenges.
In doing so we will annually distribute an average 14 per cent of the Foundation's total endowment between 2009 and 2018.
- David Thomas, co-founder with Barbara Thomas, The Thomas Foundation