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Bushwalking NSW Incorporated is the peak body for bushwalkers in NSW and the ACT. It represents the interests of over 12,000 bushwalkers from 70 bushwalking clubs throughout the state, and provides a united voice to local, state and federal government agencies and other bodies on issues affecting bushwalkers. (Bushwalking NSW Inc. was formerly known as the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW.)
Tasmanian Wilderness Guides Association
The Tasmanian Wilderness Guides Association formed in 2019 to provide a united voice for Tasmania’s outdoor guiding community. Our mission is to advocate on behalf of our members in relation to our employment, careers and working conditions, have a say in shaping a sustainable tourism industry in Tasmania and help cultivate and celebrate Tasmania’s unique guiding culture.
Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales
As the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, it is our mission to protect nature in NSW and create the conditions it needs to thrive. For more than 60 years, we have been at the centre of the state’s most important conservation battles and have notched up countless wins for wildlife, bushland, marine life, and local communities. We run campaigns, mobilise communities, and advocate passionately for the protection of our unique wildlife and bushland. We also play a leading role in fire policy, education, and ecology through our Healthy Ecosystems Program.
Nature Conservation Society of South Australia
The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia is a voluntary body with members drawn from all parts of the State and all walks of life. The Society’s primary objective is to foster the conservation of the State’s wildlife and natural habitats.
National Parks Association of the ACT
The National Parks Association of the ACT started in 1960 with the prime objective of establishing a National Park for the National Capital. Twenty four years later, in 1984, this goal was achieved when Namadgi National Park was proclaimed. Today, the Association works to promote national parks, their good management, and the protection of our fauna and flora, scenery, natural features and cultural heritage. We do this by lobbying, education and by hands-on work parties.
Tasmanian National Parks Association
The Tasmanian National Parks Association (TNPA) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to the protection of Tasmania’s national parks and reserved lands. We reinforce public values, concerns and criticisms to policy makers and managers, while promoting conservation awareness. We aim to give park users a voice and involve the community in matters affecting these important and invaluable areas.
National Parks Association of QLD
The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) promotes the preservation, expansion and good management of national parks and other forms of protected areas in Queensland. Established in 1930, NPAQ has played a pivotal role in the creation of many national parks in Queensland, including iconic parks such as Girraween National Park.
National Parks Association of NSW
National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has been established as a conservation organisation for 60 years. NPA has played a role in the establishment of many of NSW’s national parks and nature reserves. Today there are 877 protected areas covering 7 million hectares on the land (9% of the State) and 66,000 ha of marine waters (6.5% of the coast), far exceeding the goals of our founders. NSW is one of the most environmentally diverse areas on earth and we work hard to ensure it remains this way.
Victorian National Parks Association
The Victorian National Parks Association has been at the forefront of nature conservation campaigns for more than 65 years, with outstanding results. In 1952, when the VNPA was formed, Victoria had just 13 national parks, covering a bit over 100,000 hectares, and no National Parks Act. Today, largely due to our efforts, we now have 45 national parks, 26 state parks, 13 marine national parks, 11 marine sanctuaries and numerous other parks protected under the 1975 National Parks Act. Here are some of the more notable campaign outcomes.
The Bob Brown Foundation
The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance.
National Parks Australia Council (NPAC)
PROTECTION FOR LIFE. Australian’s love of nature has protected our most unique and amazing natural areas. By working together, we can continue to protect the places we all love. The National Parks Australia Council (NPAC) has a mission to protect, promote and extend national park systems within Australia.
Public Parks Not Private Playgrounds
The island community campaigned to bring the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail development back to the original concept with support from many organisations such as the Royal Society of SA, Conservation SA, the Wilderness Society SA, the National Trust SA, Field Naturalists Society of SA, KI Natural Resources Management Board, and Friends of Parks groups across South Australia.
The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society is powered by over 30,000 Australians from all walks of life. We work to support the living world that makes all life possible. (Including our own.) The Wilderness Society began in 1976 — a meeting of just 16 people in the home of Tasmanian GP, Dr Bob Brown. The passionate campaign that emerged to save the Franklin River rocked the political orthodoxy and defined a generation. Together, we’re taking on transnational corporations, rogue operators, and the armies of lobbyists and politicians who defend them. From the corridors of Canberra to the streets of your town, we’re here to change the system.
Environmental Justice Australia
Environmental Justice Australia is the environment’s legal team. We use our technical expertise and practical understanding of the legal system to protect nature and defend the rights of communities to a healthy environment. We are a not-for-profit legal practice. We are lawyers and legal advisers to environment and community groups, providing strategic and legal advice to support campaigns for positive social change. We are donor-funded, supporter-driven, independent of government and reliant on the backing of the community.
Protect Our Parks
Protect Our Parks is a platform to combine and amplify the voices of all those who recognise the importance that National Parks and protected areas have in our lives. Protect Our Parks provides a focus for action to ensure the natural diversity and integrity of these important spaces.
Bush Heritage Australia
Bush Heritage Australia is a national not-for-profit conservation organisation committed to returning Australia’s bush to good health.
WA Parks Foundation
Our focus is to deliver projects that celebrate, protect, promote and enrich WA parks so we can all enjoy them, now and in the future.