Keep Martuwarra flowing

Martuwarra / Fitzroy River flows across 700km of the West Kimberley and is described by First Nations as a living ancestral being. 

It is home to plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth—including many endangered species like freshwater sawfish and tiny purple-crowned fairy wrens.

Yet a handful of billionaires want to drain the life-giving Martuwarra. One proposal is to take 300 gigalitres of water a year from Martuwarra catchment for irrigation agriculture. 

The Wilderness Society is proud to support and work with the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council to help to protect the River. To achieve environmental justice, the Wilderness Society is committed to amplifying voices of First Nations and local communities to protect the places they love.

That’s why until 15 May, for every dollar you donate through this page Wilderness Society will donate $1 to the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council.

Your donation will:

  • promote sustainable economic development around Martuwarra based on cultural and environmental values.
  • amplify the voice of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council and other First Nations communities to protect the places they love.
  • push back against reckless and inappropriate developments in the Kimberley—including massive irrigated agriculture projects and one fossil fuel project after another.

You are choosing to donate this amount every 4 weeks.