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March 2018

Dear ,

Protecting nature is a huge and complex task. It is an undertaking that needs vocal and constant advocacy by us—the community; it needs inspired and courageous leadership by our elected leaders; and it requires recognition by the business community and unions of the old adage that there are no jobs on a dead planet.

The Earth is our life support system which we share with billions of life forms. And the Earth is under siege.

Problem: Nature needs new laws to protect it long term
Potential solution: Become a member of The Wilderness Society


For forty years, The Wilderness Society has campaigned to protect special and beautiful places across our wide brown land. Campaigning for the wild is embedded in our DNA and continues through today. We campaign to stop the dozers and the chainsaws from plundering our forests and woodlands; we campaign for places we all love like the Bight, Pilliga and Kimberley.

But we also need more fundamental change. We need new national laws to protect nature that actually work. We need strong leaders to champion the cause for change. And we need a mass movement of Australians who love nature and demand action.

Become part of this movement. Become a member of the Wilderness Society because in our numbers we become strong. We can’t expect leadership from politicians and others unless we become active and engaged ourselves. Join us.

Yours for nature,

Lyndon Schneiders
National Director, The Wilderness Society


Australia needs nature solutions that work

Australia’s environmental laws and institutions aren’t up to the challenge we face. Problems that should have a common sense solution are slipping through the cracks and getting worse, and our laws are firmly stuck in the last century. It’s a big fight, but we can fix the system before it’s too late, and put communities back at the heart of decision making around the environment.

Share the open letter to our Environment Ministers telling them we need real, tangible change for our incredible environment and all the animals and people who rely on it to survive.

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Buckle up! It’s time for a Virtual Road Trip

You’re invited to set out on a journey to one of the last wild and intact places on mainland Australia: East Gippsland’s Emerald Link.

Sign up to join us and experience the best the Emerald Link has to offer—the alpine forests and flowers of the Nunniong Plateau, the lush rainforests of Kuark, and the wild forests of Coopracambra. Along the way, you’ll find out how you can protect these special places for generations to come. Sign up today!

Stop Australia becoming a deforestation nation

First it was Queensland—now deforestation is skyrocketing in NSW, NT and WA. Australia is fast becoming a deforestation nation. We need your help to stop this. You can end the destruction and protect Australia’s precious wildlife by making a donation today.

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Photo of the month

IMAGE: Two Red-winged Fairy-wren: love birds | @gaz_meredith_images via Instagram

For a chance to see your own wilderness photo in the next issue of Wild News, share your nature photos with us via Instagram using the hashtag #NatureWeLove or email it to by 21 April 2018 with your name and short description. Good luck! Read the terms and conditions.

Watch this

Stan and Magda have spent 45 years planting trees to restore their property, west of Grafton in Northern NSW, from historic deforestation. Their backyard is a haven for local koalas, kangaroos and other wildlife. But horrifyingly, the threat of deforestation is back in 2018, due to recent changes to the state law. Watch now

Wild shop

In the far east of Victoria is one of the last wild places in Australia—East Gippsland’s Emerald Link.

These forests form the only continuous tract of vegetation that remains on mainland Australia—from snowy alpine peaks to the shores of untouched coastlines. Support protecting these forests with an iron on patch. Get shopping

Have you heard?

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Veteran firefighter, Tony Waldron, is one of many speaking out about fears for the safety of firefighters in the Pilliga forest area. Recent fires in NSW have raised fresh concerns about Santos’s controversial Narrabri gas project. Read more

Great Pacific garbage patch

It's estimated there will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by the year 2050. Read more

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