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Links to other environment organisations and resources on environment issues.

The following sites are not necessarily endorsed by the Wilderness Society and do not necessarily reflect the Wilderness Society's views. We include them here only to give a small window into the enormous number of environmentally related sites on the Web.

Please note that this links page is primarily to highlight links to other environment organisations and resources on environment issues. It is not a general advertising site for 'for profit' businesses and individuals, no matter how environmentally worthy. We do not have the admin and website resources to maintain such a service, nor to reply to 'for profit' businesses or individuals who email us seeking links. Any 'for profit' businesses featured have actively supported our campaigns.



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Activist resources

The Activist’s Handbook – a step by step guide to participatory democracy by Aidan Ricketts.
The Bush Lawyer's Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Litigation Against Public Participation - advice to activists facing the increasing threat of litigation. Being litigation-concious makes for better activism!
Your Voice In House - search for, and then email any politician in Australia, featuring a postcode search to find your local members



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Ecotourism/Responsible Travel Companies

Community Aid Abroad Tours - responsible and sustainable tourism. Includes Australian and international destinations
Great Western Tiers Forest Walks - Experience majestic old-growth rainforest and ancient eucalypts, hundreds of years old and over 60 metres high. Intrepid Travel - small group tours
Park Tours - Australian nature based tour operator organising small group walking tours to national parks and wild areas in Australia and overseas
Willis's Walkabouts - Northern Australia's most experienced bushwalking tour operator; 50 different walks, taking you far beyond where any vehicle will ever go
Bush and Beyond - Guided tours of Kahurangi Park, operating for 15 years with a stong commitment to conservation values



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Environment groups - Local/Regional/State

Blue Mountains Conservation Society - The Blue Mountains Conservation Society began in 1961 with a mission to educate the community on environmental issues, and much more
Cairns and Far North Environment Centre

Environment Centre of the Northern Territory
Environment Victoria
Huon Valley Environment Centre
National Parks Association of NSW
Nature Conservation Council of NSW
Nature Conservation Society of South Australia
North Queensland Conservation Council
Otway Ranges Environment Network (Vic)
Queensland Conservation Council
Save the Mary River - This wesite highlights concerns and raises awareness about a dam proposal for the Mary River, a beautiful river in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in South East Queensland.
Sunshine Coast Environment Council - SCEC is committed and dedicated to protecting the Sunshine Coast's unique environment and life style.
TAP - Tasmanians Against the Pulp Mill - a community-based, independent group fighting Gunns' proposed pulp mill in northern Tasmania
Tarkine National Coalition - protecting the Tarkine wilderness
The Environment Association, Deloraine - Tasmanian regional environment organisation
The Oceania Project - Caring for Whales, Dolphins and the Oceans - Participate in the Annual Whale Research Expedition as an Eco-Volunteer
Victorian National Parks Association
Western Australian Forest Alliance



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Environment groups - National

Australian Bush Heritage Fund
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australian Rainforest Conservation Society
BIRDS Australia / RAOU
Clean Ocean Foundation
Climate Action Network Australia - An alliance of over 30 environment, research and community groups which aims to raise awarenes off climate change and encourage action to reduce it.
Critical Mass
Earthshare Australia - raising money for environmental protection via payroll deductions. Contribute to The Wilderness Society and other environment groups by making small payments through your workplace payroll
Environmental Defenders Office
Fishers For Conservation
Friends of the Earth
Greenpeace Australia
au.riversinfo.org
Urban Ecology Australia



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Environment groups - International

Earth Charter Intiative - a diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and principles of the Earth Charter.
Ecosystems Climate Alliance (ECA) - an alliance of environment and social NGOs committed to keeping natural terrestrial ecosystems intact and their carbon out of the atmosphere, in an equitable and transparent way that respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) - exposing environmental crime
Friends of the Earth - UK
Greenpeace International
International Rivers Network
Live Earth - the concerts for a climate in crisis - the next worldwide concert is due to happen on 7 July, 2007.
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Information Centre
World Resources Institute
Worldwatch
World Wild Fund for Nature
Western Canada Wilderness Committee - the largest membership-based, citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization in Canada. Dedicated to saving Canada's wilderness and wildlife.
JATAN Japanese environment group with information on Australia's forests and logging in Japanese language
Friends of Flora - A community project to protect the flora of the cathment area in Kahurangi National Park in New Zealand



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Environment groups - US

Adbusters - rethinking marketing and consumption
Earth Island Institute
Earth Share
Endangered Species International
Friends of the Earth - US
League of Conservation Voters
National Audubon Society
Native Forest Council
Sierra Club
Oceana
The Nature Conservancy
The Wilderness Society - US - totally separate organisation to us but has a similar mission statement
The Wildlands Project



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Environmental search engines and directories

Action Without Borders - a global network/directory of social change/environmental/activist groups
Riversinfo - Australian rivers
Ecodirectory - Australia's guide to green and sustainable living
PlanetExtinction - climate change and global warming information, including tipping points
Forest Conservation Portal - best link on international forest conservation
Provides vast international rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news & information; the mission of Forests.org is to contribute to ending deforestation, preserving old-growth forests, conserving all forests, maintaining climatic systems and commencing the age of ecological restoration

 



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Environmental Education Links

Coolforests.org - an online resource dedicated to highlighting the importance of preserving Australia's old forests in the fight against global warming.
Victorian Association for Environmental Education - a not-for-profit, membership based organisation that provides leadership and a voice for the environmental and sustainability education sector within Victoria. As the peak professional body, the VAEE offers professional support to and promotes the development of environmental education and sustainable behaviour change in both the formal education and community sector.
Endangered Species and Threatened Wildlife - Information on endangered species in Australia and why they are threatened.
Greening your school (Illinois - USA) - Greening Schools was a joint project between the Illinois EPA and the Waste Management Research Center.



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Ethical Investment sites

Australian Ethical Investment Ltd - investing your money to get good financial returns and help the environment at the same time
Environment House Trust - northern Tasmania ethical investment
Ethical Investment Advisers Pty Ltd - independent ethical investment advice
Ethical Investor - information about ethical investment and companies
Ethinvest Pty Ltd - independent ethical investment advice



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Government sites - Australian

Australian Environment On-Line
Australian Heritage Commission
Australian World Heritage Areas
EcoRecycle Victoria - provides information to a range of users including educators, municipal workers, householders, students, commercial organisations
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
National Wilderness Inventory
Reef Water Quality Protection Plan - addressing water quality issues to protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef



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Indigenous rights sites

Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project (ATNS)
Aboriginal Studies World Wide Web Virtual Library
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
NativeWeb



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International Bodies

YBICED Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development
IUCN - The World Conservation Union
World Heritage Committee


 


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Legislation

Wilderness Act 1987 (NSW)
Wilderness Protection Act 1992 (SA)
World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983 (Cth)

LAWLEX is a free service, providing the ability to search for any piece of Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation

 



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Media sites

ABC Radio National
Earthbeat
Eco Media - online and email news summary service covering environmental and conservation issues
Environment News Service
Love that Planet! - ABC's Green Gateway
Environment News Service
Western Tourist Radio - operates radio stations in South-West WA, and encourages environmental awareness



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Outdoors sites

Bushwalking in Australia
Far North Wilderness Bicycle Tour - Over seven days, this annual 580 km ride through Queensland climbs through the World Heritage rainforest-covered mountains behind Cardwell, to Blencoe Falls, the Herbert River, Innot Hot Springs, Ravenshoe, Lake Tinaroo and through to Copperlode Dam and down to Cairns. The 2007 tour runs 22-29 September 2007.



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Photography and Film sites

Australian Wildlife on the Web - Bruce Thomson's beautiful photographs of wildlife and Australian scenery
Peter Dombrovskis - master wilderness photographer
Ken Duncan - fantastic site showcasing the work of this master panoramic photographer
Michael Snedic - Australian nature photographer
Oceanwide Images - online stock picture library specialising in marine life photography from both tropical and temperate oceans
Peter Jarver Gallery - fine art photographic gallery



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Political sites

The Wilderness Society does not support any particular political party but encourages all citizens to make their views known to politicians and parties on issues of importance to them.Love it or hate it, politics has a great deal of influence on our environment

Australian Democrats
Australian Greens
Australian Labor Party
Liberal Party of Australia
The Nationals

Federal Government - makes many decisions with enormous environmental impact. If you're annoyed by their most recent decision (e.g., Tasmanian RFA, Jabiluka, Hinchinbrook) or want to express your opinion regarding any of their policies (e.g., Greenhouse), drop them a line

You can reach the Prime Minister by email via Contact Your PM

See also: Activist Resources



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Wilderness-related links

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Nicodemus Memorial Wilderness Project
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Wilderness Page
The Wilderness Society - US - totally separate organisation to us but has a similar mission statement
The Wildlands Project
Washington Wilderness Coalition
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Wilderness Information Network



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Wildlife-rescue and other wildlife and animal rights advocacy sites

Animals Australia - the voice for animals
WIRES - Wildlife rescue in NSW
Wildlife Victoria - a volunteer based organisation that aims to serve the interests of Australian native wildlife.



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Green books and art

Libby Hathorn - environmentally conscious author, see also Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
Marco Berton - a great graphic designer, this is a sample of some of the work that he has contributed to projects for The Wilderness Society



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Environmentally related goods and services

The Green Directory - eco-friendly products and services
My Green Life - Green, eco friendly, money saving, sustainable living tips
Biome Living - Earth-friendly online shopping for home, body and gifts
Blessed Earth - Australian made organic cotton essentials.
Oblong + Sons - An environmentally-aware graphic design firm that has donated goods and services to The Wilderness Society for over five years
The Story of Stuff - Creates short, easily shareable online movies that explore some of the key features of our relationship with Stuff - including how we can make things better.
Fair Trade - You can support producers struggling to improve their lives by buying products that carry the Fairtrade Mark.

See also the environmental search engines and directories above



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