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February 2017

Santos is flogging a dead horse

Dear ,

Oil and gas company Santos is pushing on with its unpopular proposal to place 850 coal seam gas wells in the heart of the Pilliga forest in North West New South Wales.

Last week, Santos released its Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. This came after months of rhetoric and nonsense by the coal seam gas industry and the Turnbull Government about the looming gas supply 'crisis'—despite Australia now being the world's largest exporter of gas. We are working with passionate and dedicated members of the local community to say no to this ridiculous proposal. Please make a submission today.

We’re also ramping up the campaign to create the Great Forest National Park in Victoria and stop land clearing in Queensland—a state which has, over the past three years, seen an area the size of the MCG cleared every three minutes.

Lastly, we’re asking you to host a What's it Worth fundraising event to fight climate change from your kitchen table. Invite your friends to share a home-cooked meal on or around 18–19 March and then donate what they think the meal is really worth. Proceeds will help The Wilderness Society protect nature and ensure a safe climate future for all Australians.

There is certainly a lot going on! Thank you so much for your help and support.

Yours for nature,

Lyndon Schneiders
National Director, The Wilderness Society

P.S. Have a look at our on-Country collaboration with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for a positive story about joint on-ground action to research, clean up and protect the takayna/Tarkine coastline.


The final push for the Pilliga

Now is a critical moment in the campaign to protect the Pilliga forest. We need you to lodge a submission against Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project to help end CSG in NSW once and for all.

Santos has filed its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the NSW Government and we now have just 60 days to voice our opposition. This is the last remaining CSG proposal in NSW, and it’s essential we make our powerful opposition clear. Anyone can make a submission and every submission will be counted. We have until 24 April to lodge as many submissions as possible—please make a submission today.

Make a submission

Dan Andrews excuse generator

Dan Andrews has been stalling on creating the Great Forest National Park for far too long now. Three out of four Victorians want to see it become a reality, but if he doesn’t create the Park soon, he’s going to need a world of new excuses.

The Premier of Victoria is quickly running out of excuses. Help him come up with some new ones by using our Dan Andrews Excuse Generator.

Are you a shareholder?

The Wilderness Society is supporting an important action by our friends at Market Forces to lodge climate-focused shareholder resolutions at the upcoming AGMs of Australia’s biggest oil and gas companies: Santos, Woodside and Oil Search.

Do you hold shares in Santos, Woodside or Oil Search? Do you have friends that do?

If you are a shareholder, will you help us push these companies to limit investment in fossil fuels and steer us towards a clean, renewable energy future?

Donate to break the chain

The bulldozers are back in a big way—in 2015, Australia hit its lowest tree-cover in 40 years. Our beautiful native forests, and all the plants and animals that call them home, are under threat. Donate today to break the chain.

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Photo of the month

IMAGE: Kata Tjuta National Park on the Valley of the Winds Walk | Gabrielle Dewsbury

For a chance to see your own wilderness photo in the next issue of Wild News, email it to by 24 March with your name and short description. Good luck! Read the terms and conditions.

Watch this

Stand with Anne and Jane in this critical moment in the campaign to protect the Pilliga forest from coal seam gas. Watch now

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Have you heard?

Victoria weighs forestry future

New report says that the creation of The Great Forest National Park on Melbourne's fringe could create hundreds of jobs by turning the area into a conservation tourism centre. Read more

This month’s New South Wales heatwave

Climate change doubled the likelihood of the New South Wales heatwave. Read more

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