Updated: June 13, 2012
Northern Australia is one of the last great wild places on Earth, and the largest and most intact tropical savannah anywhere. Stretching 2,500 km, from the Kimberley region in Western Australia across to Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland, it forms a vast arc of forests, woodlands, wild rivers and monsoonal wetlands. But the decline of many bird populations, invasion of exotic animals, the threat of climate change and a wave of proposals to expand irrigated farming, land clearing, mining and dams has left one of the world's greatest wilderness areas on the verge of devastating change.
Northern Australia Updates
- World Turtle Day - Join in wherever you are! - May 21, 2013
- Kimberley Concert attracts 20,000 - March 05, 2013
- Winding back environmental protection puts everyone offside - January 15, 2013
- Dinosaur trackways “absolutely have to go” - November 02, 2012
If you couldn't make it down to our World Turtle Day event, you can still show your support for adequate marine sanctuaries and marine protection for Australia, wherever you are!
Last weekend, more than 20,000 people attended Concert for the Kimberley in Perth, Western Australia. Headline acts John Butler, Missy Higgins, and Ball Park Music generously gave their time to the cause, and the turn out was sensational.
Our National Campaign Director, Lyndon Schneiders, addresses a disturbing trend developing in Queensland and Western Australia of 'dumbing down' environmental approvals processes in an opinion piece published in the Australian Financial Review newspaper.
Western Australian Environment Minster Bill Marmion this week accepted approximately 200 appeal recommendations for the proposed gas hub. It was widely reported that he ‘strengthened’ the Environmental Protection Agency’s conditions, but this was not the case for the region's National Heritage dinosaur footprints.