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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...

The Tasmanian Devil - A Species On The Brink

By Zoe Martin on June 20, 2022

The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. Standing up to 30cm height, growing to about 75cm in length and weighing 10-14kg at maturity, it sits at the top of the food chain in the only place it is found, Tasmania....

Spotlight on Levers Wilderness

By Guy Threlfo on June 16, 2022

Proposed for reservation in 1992 by Wilderness Australia, the 15,321 ha Levers Wilderness area adjoins the NSW-Queensland border on its southern side. About 60 kilometres north-west of Lismore, it lies on the McPherson Range, one of the Border Ranges west of the Tweed Range,...

The Regent Honeyeater - Going, Going, Gone?

By Guy Threlfo on June 15, 2022

The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater mainly inhabits the temperate woodlands and open forests of the inland slopes of south-east Australia; areas where many mature trees provide high canopy cover for other birds, as well as  habitat for native animals.  They are gifted impressionists. Individuals...

The Long-nosed Potoroo – A Vulnerable Native Species That’s Losing its Home

By Zoe Martin on June 08, 2022

Sometimes called a Rat-Kangaroo, the Long-nosed Potoroo is an Australian marsupial mammal and the smallest member of the Kangaroo family. When frightened, they abandon their usual four-legged crawl for a two-legged hop.   Weighing around 1.6kg at maturity and growing to 62cm from the...

Gardens of Stone – wonderland, or theme park?

By Keith Muir on May 31, 2022

The National Parks and Wildlife Service without environmental assessment, site selection process or public review has proposed an adventure theme park at the base of Lithgow’s best natural asset, the awe-inspiring Lost City pagoda. The facilities include zip-lines and landing platforms, an activity hub...

The Colong Foundation has changed its name

By Bob Debus on April 07, 2022

In case you haven't heard, The Colong Foundation for Wilderness has officially changed its name to the Australian Foundation for Wilderness. It will be conducting its campaigns under the shortened title, Wilderness Australia. The new organisation will continue the fifty year tradition of the...

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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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