Our work

Our work

It all comes down to this: without our living world, our lives aren’t possible. Yet we continue to blow past its physical limits.

By every measure, the environment that sustains us is in decline. At stake is our food and water. The air we breathe. A liveable climate. Human health and security. The future of our great cities. All the good stuff. It’s made environmentalists of us all.

So we’re building a movement to swap the destructive thinking of the past for the modern vision we need. One that’s better for all Australians—and for all life on Earth.

Iconic places

Australia is a continent of incredible diversity, with landscapes ranging from rainforests to deserts, all home to a staggering array of species found nowhere else on the planet. The remarkable places we are working to protect hold deep and ongoing connections for First Nations people and are all globally significant because of the unique biodiversity they support.

Channel Country

Channel Country

Channel Country is an incredible place, a labyrinth of branching channels carved into the floodplains of an otherwise arid landscape. Home to an extraordinary array of endemic species, this is a culturally important and biodiverse-rich region.

The Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert

Spanning three states and an area almost three times the size of Tasmania, the Simpson Desert is one of the most undamaged desert ecosystems in Australia and the world, with a host of endemic plants and animals.

Kimberley & Martuwarra

Kimberley & Martuwarra

Stunning landscapes, meandering rivers, vast marine sanctuaries—the Kimberley is home to life found nowhere else on Earth. It’s no place for fossil fuel mega-projects.

Great Australian Bight

Great Australian Bight

Together we've done it! In February 2020, Equinor backed out of the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight. And in 2021, Santos has also abandoned its plans. For our climate, coastal communities & wildlife, we must keep this beautiful area safe.

Forests of lutruwita / Tasmania

Forests of lutruwita / Tasmania

These forests support some of the most iconic (and peculiar) species on the planet. They also shore up the domestic water supply and store more carbon than most. We’re fighting for their protection.

Victoria's tall forests

Victoria's tall forests

It sounds ridiculous because it is. Victoria’s last great forests are being turned into cheap office paper and worthless wood chips. We’re proposing an alternative ending.

Wollemi

Wollemi

Forming part of the vast Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wollemi National Park is home to many unique species, including the last wild stands of the Wollemi pine.

The Pilliga Forest

The Pilliga Forest

As Australia’s gas supply is sold off for export, life-supporting ecosystems like the Pilliga forest risk being carved up for unconventional gas. We’re the ones standing in their way.

Great Western Woodlands

Great Western Woodlands

There’s nowhere in the world like it. It supports biodiversity that keeps our climate in check. But the Great Western Woodlands needs formal recognition, not more mining.

Threats and issues

We're securing better laws and oversight for the ecosystems that sustain us, and meaningful protections for Australia's most important wild places. We’re keeping fossil fuels in the ground and promoting proven, scalable, nature-based solutions.

Laws that support life

Laws that support life

Laws are meant to protect people. But our environmental laws are failing us. We’re calling for nationally consistent laws that support the life that supports us, and a watchdog to enforce them.

Deforestation

Deforestation

An MCG-sized area of forest and bush is bulldozed every 2 minutes in Australia. To give life a chance, we need strong, sensible deforestation laws.

Stop new fossil fuels

Stop new fossil fuels

From Ningaloo Reef to the Great Australian Bight, Channel Country and the Kimberley, Australia's oceans and unique landscapes are under threat from the expansion of fossil fuels.

Biodiversity and the extinction crisis

Biodiversity and the extinction crisis

Australia is big on biodiversity. So much land, so much unique wildlife. The island continent holds over 10% of the world's biodiversity. But it is being trashed at an astounding rate—for private profit.

Community

We’re changing the conversation about nature, one conversation at a time. Join the sophisticated community organising program putting the power back in the hands of everyday people.

Community rights

Community rights

People shouldn't have to wake up one morning to be served a plan that tells them the place they love is now under threat. They shouldn't be left to fight a rearguard action to stop their slice of nature from being dug up or destroyed. You should have a genuine say in decisions that impact nature–and you.

Join a local group

Join a local group

Never underestimate the power of many. Find out how our community organising program is putting nature back on the agenda.

Get involved

Get involved

Alone, we're powerful. Together, we're unbeatable. Ready to be part of something bigger?