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Last century, when Australia started seeing a significant decline in biodiversity, lawmakers set aside ‘protected areas’ for the preservation of native species and vital ecosystems. World Heritage sites, national parks, and declared wilderness areas are different types of these protected area categories in Australia.

Our proposal for the Wilderness Act was accepted in 1987 and resulted the protection of more than 2 million hectares of protected wilderness in NSW.  This ground-breaking legal instrument also encouraged other Australian states to improve their legislative provision for wilderness.     

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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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