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"Precious Fitzroy River should be Protected"

"Kimberley pipe-dreaming — again" by Martin Pritchard. Op Ed featured in The West Australian, pg 64 Opinion, September 28, 2018 

Rigorous EPA assessment set for the Gogo dam

The Environmental Protection Authority has decided to do a comprehensive assessment of a proposed 50 billion litre dam and irrigation project at Gogo Station, citing strong community concerns as a reason. 

Threatened Fitzroy Species

In recognition of National Threatened Species Day, let's learn about some of the threatened species of the Fitzroy region.

Industrial Agriculture & Dams Push for the Fitzroy

WA’s mighty Fitzroy River faces its biggest threat in decades. An extreme new plan has been released that would turn the National Heritage listed river into a massive Murray-Darling style industrial agriculture hub.

Traditional Owners Unite for the River

Today marked a historic moment for Traditional Owners along the Fitzroy River.  Indigenous leaders from the newly formed Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council travelled to Perth to call for a stronger role in deciding the future of...

Sawfish Event a Success!

We recently held a sold-out event Sawfish Stories at the State Library in Perth and it was a great success! There was a buzzing atmosphere with over 160 supporters coming along to find out about...

Fish of the Fitzroy River

'A Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of the Kimberley' was launched yesterday. Half of the fish species featured in the book are found nowhere else on earth, including 18 species endemic to the Fitzroy River!

Unprecedented Moment in the Kimberley!

Today was a huge moment for the Fitzroy River. Thanks to community support, the WA Government announced how they would deliver their election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River within this term of Government.

100 Scientists Rally for the Fitzroy

Breaking News! A group of leading experts on the Fitzroy River have launched a Science Statement outlining the exceptional values of the river and calling for a big increase in protection.

Threat to the Fitzroy River revealed

Last year news broke about the biggest new threat to the Fitzroy River - the planned massive dam and irrigation proposal on Gogo Station that had just been referred to the EPA. 

2017 achievements!

It’s been a big year for Kimberley conservation and together we have achieved a lot!

A message from Roebuck Bay

I’m a tour operator in Broome. I've built a sustainable eco-tourism business with cruises to watch the iconic snubfin dolphin. I've seen the joy Roebuck Bay's marine life brings to thousands of visitors - but...

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