As a supporter of Environs Kimberley, you will know how magnificent the Kimberley and its wildlife are, and recognise that it needs to be protected from industrialisation, like so much of the rest of the world.
You’ll have read about the success of Environs Kimberley’s small advocacy team, along with Traditional Owners, to prevent big companies from doing harm to our natural environment by broadscale land clearing for irrigated agriculture, and mining or fracking for fossil fuels.
'No gas' banner and a double rainbow at Walmadany James Price Point. Photo: Damian Kelly
There are other challenges: overstocking of cattle causes harm to precious wetlands, which become trampled and fouled. Wild fires and exotic weeds lead to a loss of native vegetation, while feral animals such as cats, foxes and cane toads do untold damage to our wildlife.
To counter some of these threats, our high-calibre Kimberley Nature Project team carries out a variety of hands-on work on Country and on the coast alongside several Aboriginal ranger groups. They do seagrass monitoring, plant and animal surveys, weed removal, controlled burning, seed collection, bush regeneration and numerous other necessary projects.
Bilby going into a burrow on Gooniyandi Country. Photo: sensor camera
In between their campaigns and fieldwork, staff make time to produce a number of publications to inform people about the nature of the region, including guides to propagating and planting native species.
All this work costs money, and we depend largely on donations to keep going.
Yes, I want to be a protector of the Kimberley!
Community gathers at Entrance Point, Broome, to protect the Kimberley from fracking. Photo: Damian Kelly
Banner: Bilbies near burrow. Photo: Damian Kelly