From Untamed Beauty to Threatening Intrusion

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.

Together, we can Keep Australia Wild, one voice, one action at a time.

Join us, and let’s ensure the untamed spirit of our wilderness endures for generations to come.

Darren Edwards

“As an outdoor enthusiast, I believe it’s my duty to take an active stance on issues affecting our natural world.” – Darren Edwards

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“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.”

David Attenborough

“As an outdoor enthusiast, I believe it’s my duty to take an active stance on issues affecting our natural world.”

Darren Edwards

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”

John Paul II

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”

Gaylord Nelson
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”

Barbara Ward
“If you’re an enthusiast of the outdoors, you need to be an activist to protect the outdoors, because otherwise you’re just a self-involved hypocrite.”
Rick Ridgeway