Our purpose is protecting, promoting and restoring wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.
The following are The Wilderness Society's seven strategic goals.
- To protect wilderness and nature across Australia by creating protected areas and strong, nationally consistent laws and institutions.
- To keep as great a volume of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) in the ground as possible, limiting Australia’s contribution to catastrophic climate change.
- To enliven and sustain a diverse and engaged social movement in support of our purpose and vision by building relationships and empowering our supporters.
- To inspire the Australian community with compelling, consistent and credible communications in support of our purpose and vision.
- To raise funds to support our purpose and vision and maintain stable long-term relationships with members and other financial givers.
- To maintain a healthy organisational culture.
- To implement governance and structural changes and facilitate clear direction from our board, supported across the Wilderness Society organisations.
- protecting the Great Australian Bight from BP and the threat of deep sea oil drilling;
advocating for the creation of the Great Forest National Park in Victoria’s Central Highlands, to save the critically endangered Leadbeater’s (Fairy) Possum;
standing with locals to save the Pilliga forest from Santos and CSG;
stopping logging and mining in Tasmania's forests—including the old growth forests of the Tarkine;
ensuring there are laws in place to protect vast savanna woodland from destructive land clearing in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia; and
promoting nature as a climate solution.