MetLife Australia has signed a three-year deal with global conservation leader Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) on a partnership to conserve Australian native animal species and the habitats in which they live.

MetLife will provide education on biodiversity and climate change for its own employees and provide financial support for AWC’s reintroduction program, which includes rewilding and the reintroduction of native species across AWC’s nine sanctuaries throughout Australia with the aim of restoring threatened species that have disappeared from Australian landscapes. MetLife’s support for the program aligns with its sustainability ambition to build a better world for future generations.

Richard Nunn, CEO of MetLife Australia, said: “We’re proud to support Australian Wildlife Conservancy as part of our sustainability efforts on climate change. MetLife is committed to positively contributing to biodiversity and understands the role it plays in ensuring a healthy planet for future generations. This partnership is a tangible way we are supporting the important work being done to save Australia’s native fauna and flora.”

Tim Allard, CEO of AWC, said: “This is a critical time for Australia’s biodiversity, populations of animals and plants are continuing to decline. AWC’s reintroduction program plays an important role in reversing the loss of our wildlife by returning threatened species to ecosystems from which they have become extinct. With MetLife Australia’s support, we can continue to conserve and restore Australia’s precious wildlife.”