Updated: July 19, 2012
The Northern Territory (NT) is in the heart of Northern Australia, and its protection is as important as the high profile icons to its east and west – Cape York and the Kimberley. The Northern Territory is one of the most incredible environments on earth. It’s home to Australia's best known National Park, Kakadu, is the heart of the largest remaining tropical savannah on earth and is famous for its spectacular escarpment country and vast wetlands.
It’s also a place where ancient indigenous cultural connections and use of land and sea continue as strong as anywhere on the continent. The Northern Territory is an international tourist destination to rival all others. People from around the world are joining Australians in their love for the spectacular nature in the Northern Territory. With your support, we are working harder than ever to protect the living rivers, savannah wilderness and the marine and coastal environment of the Northern Territory, building on successful past campaigns, which helped protect Kakadu and prevent the Jabiluka uranium mine.
Northern Territory Updates
- Simpson Desert - too precious to mine - April 30, 2013
- Opinion Piece by Gavan McFadzean - July 19, 2012
- World's largest marine protection network declared - June 13, 2012
- Australia’s north no food bowl - June 13, 2012
The Simpson Desert is truly spectacular. We have an opportunity to create one of the largest biodiversity corridors in the world.
An opinion piece by Gavan McFadzean, the Wilderness Society's Northern Australia Campaigner. "The unwillingness for either of the Territory's major parties to introduce even the most basic environmental protections leaves the electorate with only one logical conclusion – any development no matter where it is or how destructive, will be embraced, and it will be up to federal laws and people power to control excessive land clearing, dams and mining."
On November 16th, 2012 the world's largest ever network of marine reserves was declared. The new marine reserves will cover around 2.3 million square kilometres of Australia’s oceans that will disallow the most damaging forms of fishing and industrial activity. As a passionate supporter of wilderness, you can be proud of helping solidify this historic achievement.
Since before federation, our collective national psyche has been uneasy with the lack of development and population in Australia’s north. ‘Populate or perish’ described our xenophobic fear of our overpopulated northern neighbours.
Northern Territory Events
- The Wilderness Society Inc Annual General Meeting, 2012 - November 12, 2012
All members of the Wilderness Society Inc are invited to attend our 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM). When: Saturday 17 November 2012 Where: Melbourne, or via phone link-up from any of our campaign centres across the country.