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February 01, 2024

Alec Marr - Strategic Advisor

With almost 40 years experience as an environmental campaigner, Alec transformed The Wilderness Society (a peer organisation to Wilderness Australia) into Australia’s largest nature protection organisation. Under his leadership (1997 to 2010), TWS achieved a seven-fold increase in membership, a fifteen-fold increase in financial turnover, and the protection of 27 million hectares of natural areas. Alec drove the forest protection campaign that resulted in the collapse of Australia’s largest logging company, Gunns Ltd in Tasmania, and played key roles in the campaigns to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine in Kakadu National Park and to expand Aboriginal-managed National Parks in Cape York Peninsula.

Additionally, Alec has spent many years as a blockader in Tasmania - where he previously held the Australian tree sitting record - and has been found on the frontlines of countless rallies calling for action on climate and environment protection.

(Left - right) Peter Garratt, Anthony Albanese, Alec Marr and Bob Brown at a climate justice rally.


Alec Marr tree sitting at Farmhouse Creek 1987, an area that is now included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Australian Foundation for Wilderness Limited
ACN 001 112 143
ABN 84 001 112 143
Advocating as 'Wilderness Australia'
Formerly The Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd
Registered Office 8/154 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000
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