I would love to say that Keep it Wild Australia is a team of people who are passionate about our natural environment but this is not the case.

My name is Darren Edwards and I love the outdoors, hiking in particular. I started hiking in order to escape from the real world for a while. To connect with nature, switch off from the hustle and bustle of life and disconnect from technology. The further I explored, the more I could see that the world I was trying to disconnect from was increasingly invading these natural spaces.

Recreation, adventure tourism, commercialisation, extractive industries, all of these were having an impact on the spaces that I loved and all of them were taking away from the psychological benefits I received through spending time in nature.  I wondered how one person could make a difference. Where could I voice my concerns? How could I take action?

Keep it Wild Australia is an initiative I started in the hope that I can make a difference.


Rather than start yet another action group I decided that I could best serve our natural environment by supporting existing initiatives.

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Victoria’s 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.

Wilderness Society

Tasmania’s forests: 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 CO2 than most. We’re fighting for their protection.

Wilderness Society

The logging industry is calling for Victoria’s national parks to be logged. This ridiculous demand is completely out of step with public sentiment and would trash Victoria’s environmental record.

Victorian National Parks Association

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.

Wilderness Society

Our environment laws are here to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the wildlife and places we love. Yet under these laws today, our governments are allowing companies to mine more, frack faster and dredge deeper with little oversight.

Australian Conservation Foundation