Updated: June 18, 2013
South Australia is beautiful and diverse landscape. You can see a million birds fishing in the middle of a desert, when Lake Eyre floods. You can watch dozens of whales, swimming and breeding beneath limestone cliffs at the edge of the world's largest karst landscape filled with unexplored caves, as you stand on the edge between the Great Australian Bight and the Nullarbor. It's a place of wonders and an environment worth fighting for. The Wilderness Society South Australia has already helped protect the Arkaroola region, many of our offshore islands, the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, the Yellabinna Wilderness, the Gammon Ranges, Coongie Lakes, and many other places. Help us to protect the other wonders of South Australia.
South Australia Updates
- Adelaide community united against deep sea oil exploration off SA coast - June 03, 2013
- Kangaroo Island offshore drilling proposal update - April 18, 2013
- Marine protection in South Australia - April 10, 2013
- We have a Basin Plan. But is it a plan for the future? - March 21, 2013
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the thousands of people who attended the Hands Across the Sand events opposing oil and gas exploration off the South Australian coast, and/or submitted their comments regarding the EPBC Act referral. We are pleased to report that on the 30th of May Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke declared the second Kangaroo Island seismic testing referral a ‘controlled action’.
The Kangaroo Island canyons and upwelling is too precious to risk, yet company Bight Petroleum are proposing seismic testing and drilling for oil and gas in this biodiversity hotspot and whale feeding/aggregation area. Your chance to show support! – Adelaide and Kangaroo Island ‘Hands Across The Sand’ Events, 18th May 2013.
Late last year, South Australia announced a world-class marine park network for the state. Watch this short video to hear the Wilderness Society's Peter Owen, renowned underwater photographer Valerie Taylor and others share their candid thoughts on this momentous outcome.
Diane Bell is a renowned academic and a member of the Wilderness Society's South Australian Committee of Management. Here, she offers her analysis of the Murray Darling Basin Plan to date.