Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
The Thin Green Line Foundation Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Animal protection
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
  • International activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
The Thin Green Line Foundation supports Rangers and Ranger families in developing nations, conflict zones and indigenous Rangers across Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and Oceania (as described in Question 10 below).
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Thin Green Line Foundation protects and conserves the natural environment by encouraging and assisting individuals to work as Rangers. Our work is focused on supporting Rangers in developing nations, conflict zones and indigenous Rangers in Australia and abroad. We protect nature's protectors. In 2016-17, The Foundation funded Ranger programs and provided support to widows and orphans of Rangers killed in the line of duty. This support was delivered across Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and Oceania.This year, the Foundation received the largest amount of donations in its 10 year history, raising revenue of $2.12 million and in turn providing $1.17 million to support 21 Ranger projects internationally.Funding this year was primarily awarded to programs that focused on the development of Ranger capability and capacity. The Foundation supported a range of conservation programs that prevent or minimise the risk of Rangers being injured or killed during their work. This is delivered via training programs and provision of equipment, and included a major donation of Ranger uniforms. In 2016-17, the Foundation continued to support knowledge exchange among Rangers around the world. This provides opportunities for Rangers to meet and share their experiences, in turn building comradery and knowledge that can be applied in the field. This was particularly demonstrated through the development of an International Ranger Exchange Program.The Foundation continued to support Rangers who have been injured and widow/widowers and families of Rangers killed in the line of duty. This year, this support included the provision of $78k to support to orphans and widows.In 2016-17, The Foundation's work continued building a strong profile on the importance of the role of Rangers in the community and at the front-line of conservation. This is through numerous awareness-raising projects and activities, including presentations to schools, corporate and government agencies, and festivals and congresses. This was highlighted through our presence at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii and presentation at the US State Department's annual celebration of World Wildlife Day in Washington DC.Further details on our activities and outcomes can be found at
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Other beneficiaries
  • General community within Australia
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • ARG
    • BRA
    • CMR
    • IND
    • IDN
    • KEN
    • NAM
    • NPL
    • NGA
    • PAK
    • ROM
    • RWA
    • SLB
    • ZAF
    • TZA
    • THA
    • UGA
    • GBR
    • USA
    • ZMB
    • ZWE
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 3
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 30

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?