NSW cotton farmers move in on Kimberley rivers
22 September 2017
An agri-business proposal by Murray Darling cotton farmers in the Kimberley is a huge threat to one of Australia’ and the world’s last free flowing large rivers. The proposal is seen as the first step in the broader push for large-scale agriculture and growing crops like genetically modified cotton in the Fitzroy River catchment.
MEDIA RELEASE-NSW COTTON FARMERS MOVE IN ON KIMBERLEY RIVERS.pdf
Launch of Kimberley Neem Management Plan
30 November 2017
Environs Kimberley has called Kimberley weed warriors to arms to launch the Interim Kimberley Neem Management Plan today at Lotteries House (30th November 2017). For the Kimberley Neem Management Plan click here.Media Release - Launch of Neem Plan for Kimberley.pdf
Call for transparency on conservation areas and pastoral leases
22 June 2017
Conservation group Environs Kimberley is calling on the Department of Lands to release information on new cattle grazing licence applications in the Kimberley.
The grazing licence applications cover hundreds of thousands of hectares of areas proposed for conservation and containing threatened plant and animal species. The applications are in the Dampierland Bioregion, which has less than 1% in conservation reserves.
Kimberley Weedos Armed With New Resource
19 December 2016
Kimberley weed warriors will now have access to an enhanced weed identification and control field guide with the production of the third edition of 'Kimberley Weeds'.Media-Release Kimberley-WeedosDec2016-2.pdf
Kimberley icons targeted for fracking
8 November 2016
Conservation group Environs Kimberley is calling for newly issued fracking leases in sensitive areas of the region to be withdrawn. One lease covers two national parks – Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek – and two conservation parks – Devonian Reef and Brooking Gorge. Another lease covers the Margaret River that flows into the Fitzroy.
Media Release-Kimberley icons targeted for fracking.pdf
Broome Bilbies about to be bulldozed? Call on Ministers to halt clearing of their habitat
30 April 2016
Conservation group Environs Kimberley (EK) fears that a newly-found Bilby colony near Broome is about to be bulldozed by the WA Government agency, Landcorp.2015.04.20-Bilbies-Media-Release-FINAL.pdf
Kimberley’s Horizontal Falls one step closer to protection
16 October 2015
The Horizontal Falls, described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”, is another step closer to protection after a strong push by environment groups. The move will bolster the Kimberley’s reputation for world-class natural landscapes and drive economic activity through tourism and employment for Indigenous Rangers.Media Release-Kimberley’s Horizontal Falls one step closer to protection.pdf