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2020 Achievements

2020 has certainly been an unforgettable year. Despite the challenges, we've managed to keep connected to the community and have been inspired by your support to protect the Fitzroy River.

New milestone towards protecting the Fitzroy River

Bunuba Traditional Owners today signed agreements with the WA Government for the creation of the Fitzroy River National Park, taking a significant step towards protecting the Fitzroy River.

Buccaneer Archipelago a big step closer to protection!

Fantastic news just in – the WA Government has released their draft plans for marine parks over the Kimberley’s Buccaneer Archipelago. 

Great Kimberley Marine Park legacy recognised

The inspiring bipartisan support to create the Great Kimberley Marine Park was on bold display in a two-page spread in the weekend’s West Australian.

Sawfish Celebration in Rockingham!

We celebrated World Sawfish Day by hosting a family-friendly event in Rockingham! The community came out in force to view our giant sawfish art-installation, learn about the Fitzroy River’s critically endangered freshwater sawfish and share stories and...

Sawfish survival linked to Fitzroy River floods

New research has revealed that the growth and survival of critically endangered sawfish are impacted by low water levels in the Fitzroy River, prompting further concerns over bids to extract water from the river.

Powerful new videos from Fitzroy Traditional Owners

Concerned the Fitzroy River could end up like the Murray-Darling if irrigation is allowed, Kimberley Traditional Owners have released powerful videos calling for the river to be protected before it’s too late.

Support the creation of the Fitzroy River National Park

All the effort to establish a new Fitzroy River National Park is under threat - with irrigation interests pushing against the creation of the National Park.

Fears for Fitzroy future as billionaires outbid Traditional Owners

Traditional Owners in the Kimberley are outraged that their attempts to buy two pastoral leases on the Fitzroy River for culture, conservation, tourism and cattle are being knocked out of the race by cashed-up billionaire...

Welcome delay of Fitzroy Management Plan

Environment groups in the Kimberley Like Nowhere Else alliance have welcomed today’s announcement by the WA Government to delay the Fitzroy River management plan and water allocation plan, calling the decision sensible and necessary.

Keeping connected to the Kimberley during COVID-19

We hope you’re faring alright during this challenging time for us all. Our special thoughts go out to remote Kimberley communities who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of coronavirus. Whilst we are all making sure to...

Rains bring life to the Kimberley — and irrigation idiocy

Heavy rains have come to the Fitzroy Valley – replenishing the tributaries, floodplains and billabongs that are so important for wildlife and people along the river.

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