Imagine hiking through ancient forests, sunlight filtering through towering trees, and birdsong echoing in the crisp air. This is the magic of Australia’s wilderness, our national parks and remote havens where nature reigns supreme. But this precious heritage is under siege. Inappropriate commercial development, from luxury lodges to sprawling infrastructure, encroaches on these irreplaceable spaces, fragmenting ecosystems, displacing wildlife, and eroding the very essence of wilderness.
Witnessing this decline spurred me to action. In 2017, I founded Keep it Wild Australia, a movement of passionate Australians united in protecting our wild heartland. We believe nature, in its untamed state, is a national treasure, not a cash cow. Our mission is clear: to safeguard our wild places for future generations, ensuring everyone can experience their awe-inspiring beauty.
Through tireless advocacy, focused campaigns, and community engagement, we’ve achieved impactful victories. We’ve stopped harmful developments, raised public awareness, and spurred policy changes. But the fight continues. As development pressures intensify, we need more voices to join the chorus.