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Exploring Yengo

By Guy Threlfo on December 22, 2021

The closest wilderness area to both Sydney and Newcastle, Yengo is located in the lower Hunter Valley. Covering 119,500-hectares, this stunning area features steep gorges, rocky ridges and the basalt remnant of an ancient volcano peak, its namesake – Mt Yengo (668m). It also...

Exploring the Pillaga

By Guy Threlfo on October 14, 2021

The Pilliga region is a vast woodland expanse of alluvial plains with outcrops of sandstone and conglomerate rocks that date back to the Jurassic and Triassic ages. To the south, the landscape rises towards the volcanic features of the Warrumbungles, then becomes characterised by...

Talking about "Under a White Sky"

By Guy Threlfo on October 13, 2021

Elizabeth Kolbert, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for her book, “The Sixth Extinction”, is a long-term staff writer for The New Yorker. She spoke to Australian journalist Paddy Manning for the Sydney Opera House’s (on-line) Antidote Festival on Sunday 5 September. Her...

Three landmark conservation decisions turn 20 this year.

By Guy Threlfo on October 13, 2021

  First, in late 2001, Bob Debus – then Environment Minister and now Colong Foundation for Wilderness Chair – introduced legislation into the NSW Parliament to transfer 40,000 hectares of land around Warragamba Dam (known as “Special Areas”) from the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA)...

Painting to protect the precious Regent Honeyeater

By Guy Threlfo on October 13, 2021

At a time when the State Government’s plan to raise the Warragamba wall threatens habitat for the endangered Regent Honeyeater, Jenny from Wollongong decided to take action by making a print to help protect this beautiful black and gold bird.   As a high...

‘Destination Pagoda’ needs your support

By Haydn Washington on May 21, 2021

On a freezing Lithgow day on May 1st 2021, the Gang Gang gallery in Lithgow was packed with people attending the Destination Pagoda event. This was held next to the stunning artwork of the pagodas rock formations by Anne Graham, Boyd McMillan and other...

A wilderness life

By Keith Muir on March 26, 2021

Keith Muir explains how his career - a wilderness life - explains how he made teamwork, unity, good policy, perseverance, seizing every opportunity and non-partisan politics work for nature conservation. 

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