Updated: April 13, 2012
Founding Wilderness Society Director Bob Brown an inspiration
The Wilderness Society Inc.
13 April 2012
Australian Greens leader Bob Brown has been an inspiring leader for the Australian environment movement and a champion of wilderness protection for over 30 years, the Wilderness Society said after Senator Brown announced his resignation from the Australian Senate today.
“Bob Brown has made an enormous contribution to Australia, its precious wilderness areas, and to the Wilderness Society as its founding leader,” Wilderness Society Director Lyndon Schneiders said.
“Dr Brown has taken environmental activism from a fledging movement to a mainstream political force. He has been a giant of the environment movement who has stood up to many of the most powerful corporate and political interests in the defence of nature. He has been an inspiration to a generation of Australians who love our natural environment.
“He has shown extraordinary commitment to the protection of nature in Australia and social justice, has helped Australia to become a leader in the fight against global warming and helped save much of Australia’s ancient forests.
“In fighting to save the Franklin River, he showed heroic leadership and has continued that throughout his political career.
“He has inspired thousands of activists to protect nature and the Wilderness Society will continue his legacy to fight for the protection ancient forests, wilderness, rivers and the marine environment into the future.
“The Wilderness Society wishes Dr Brown well in the future, and Christine Milne well as the new leader of the Australian Greens.”
For further comment contact:
National Director Lyndon Schneiders: 0451 633 200
Media Adviser Alex Tibbitts: 0416 420 168
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