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Exploring Guy Fawkes

By Guy Threlfo on August 09, 2022

The Guy Fawkes wilderness area is 134,000 hectares in size and characterised by a large network of gorges. Following the geological weaknesses created by the Demon Fault, the Guy Fawkes River and its major tributaries, the Aberfoyle and Sara Rivers, have cut gorges up...

MJD - In memory of Myles Joseph Dunphy

By Dexter Dunphy on August 08, 2022

the leather bootsare cracked and dryhobnails rusting outyet I half expectedyou to arrive and pull them onfor day dawnedcrisp, clear, autumnalthe dusty aircleared by rain in powerful flightswans passed overheada pulsing arrowheadcleaving the sky just the kind of dayyou enjoyed striding bareleggedthrough coastal heathlandbrushing...

The Squirrel Glider - Protect the Wild Places This Species Relies On

By Hannah Kadi on July 27, 2022

Commonly mistaken for the Sugar Glider, the Squirrel Glider is the larger of the two species and grows to up to twice the size, with a head and body length of 20cm.  The Squirrel Glider is brown-gray in color with a dark stripe down...

Wilderness Australia Board Retreat

By Alix Goodwin on July 05, 2022

Wilderness Australia is an organisation with bold objects: the expansion, protection, and restoration of Australia’s wilderness areas and other landscapes of high environmental significance, for the purpose of sustaining the ecological processes on which all life depends.  To be successful in our efforts, we...

The Leadbeater's Possum - Help Save This Species And Its Home

By Hannah Kadi on July 03, 2022

The Leadbeater's Possum is only found in the Ash forests and subalpine woodlands of Victoria. Although today it is Victoria’s faunal emblem, it was thought the species was extinct until they were rediscovered in 1961. Weighing about 135 grams, growing up to 300mm and...

The Masked Owl - Help Protect This Beautiful Bird of Prey

By Zoe Martin on July 02, 2022

Standing between 40-50cm tall and with a wingspan of up to 129cm, the Australian Masked Owl is Australia's second-largest nocturnal bird and an impressive sight to behold in the wild. Its large, dark eyes are set in a distinctive flat, heart-shaped facial disc that...

Spotlight on the Pilot

By Guy Threlfo on July 01, 2022

Originally proposed for reservation by Myles Dunphy in 1931, today the Pilot forms part of the greater Snowy-Indi wilderness; together with Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy-Indi is one of biggest and best examples of Australia’s ‘High Country’ wilderness. At 80,161 hectares, the Pilot extends...

The Koala - An Endangered Aussie Icon

By Zoe Martin on June 23, 2022

Growing to between 60-85cm in size, Koalas have grey-brown fur that appears soft to touch but is coarse like sheep’s wool. Even though they have poor vision, their large, round ears equip them with an excellent sense of hearing that helps detect predators and...

From the archives - Wilderness Misconceptions

By Geoff Mosley on June 22, 2022

Supported as it is by the vast majority of Australians, wilderness nevertheless has some influential enemies. This is not surprising when one considers that wilderness protection is so diametrically opposite to the mainstream obsessions with economic growth. Some influential people see wilderness as a...

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