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Australia's first co-designed marine parks created in the Buccaneer Archipelago

Australia’s first co-designed marine parks with Traditional Owners have been declared in the Buccaneer Archipelago off Western Australia’s Kimberley coast. The three new marine parks Bardi Jawi Gaarra, Mayala and Maiyalam marine parks– are also...

State of Environment report predicts future of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River without protection

The State of Environment report has sent a stark warning for the future of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and other freshwater ecosystems if action isn’t taken to protect them from large-scale irrigation development. The report,...

Fitzroy River Film Festival premiere in Broome

More than 140 people gathered at The Gimme Club in Broome on Wednesday June 1 for the Fitzroy River Film Festival. The film festival which coincided with National Reconciliation Week featured a line-up of short...

New national declared in the Fitzroy Valley catchment!

Today, Gooniyandi Traditional Owners and the WA Government announced the creation of the Warlibirri National Park on Gooniyandi Country in the Fitzroy Valley! This is a historic achievement by Gooniyandi people and the first major...

Fitzroy River Film Festival in Bassendean

More than 200 community members joined us for a balmy summer evening under stars to celebrate the Martuwarra at the premiere of the Fitzroy River Film Festival in Bassendean. Viewers heard from Traditional Owners, recreational...

The West Australian: Fitzroy tourism potential worth up to $43m more, report finds

By Jenne Brammer, The West Australian The Fitzroy Valley in WA’s Kimberley could attract up to $43 million more in tourist spending annually if action to protect the region’s natural and cultural values is taken,...

Sound Telegraph: Kimberley Traditional Owners continue calls for Premier to protect region’s Fitzroy River

By Hannah Cross, The Sound Telegraph Kimberley Traditional Owners and organisations are banding together in their fight to protect WA’s largest living river system from becoming “another cultural heritage disaster”. The Kimberley Land Council, the...

Advert calls on Premier to not let the Martuwarra Fitzroy River be the next Juukan Gorge

“Don’t let the Martuwarra Fitzroy River become the next Juukan Gorge.”  They are the powerful words from the Kimberley Land Council highlighted in today’s West Australian Newspaper in an advertisement calling for WA Premier Mark...

A look back at 2021 in the Kimberley

What a massive year it’s been for the Kimberley! Despite another year living with the challenges of the pandemic, you showed us your passion for the Kimberley knows no bounds. From film premieres and award-winning...

World Sawfish Day Celebration at Rockingham Library

On October 8th we celebrated World Sawfish Day by hosting a family-friendly event at Rockingham Library! Local members of the community came to view our spectacular 7 metre sawfish art-installation, learn about the Fitzroy River’s critically endangered...

43,000 voices calling for the Martuwarra Fitzroy River to be protected

More than 43,000 people have stood up to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River, writing submissions to the WA Government to protect the river in response to the Fitzroy River Water Discussion Paper.The unprecedented result is...

Derby students create heart on banks of Fitzroy River in support

Year 10 students from Derby District High School have created an image of support in the shape of a heart on the banks of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River in an effort to protect the River...

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