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In 1976, 16 people, including Dr Bob Brown, met to discuss how they could stop the damming of the Franklin River. The campaign that followed was like nothing anyone had ever seen before, with more than 6,000 signing up to blockade construction of the dam. It took seven years, but the High Court finally ruled the Franklin was to be left alone.

Since then, the Wilderness Society has taken on the powerful and wealthy to protect the Kimberley from becoming a gas export megahub, stop oil companies drilling in the Great Australia Bight and prevent deforestation in Queensland.

With the climate crisis worsening, the organisation will continue its fight for our natural world so generations to come can continue to enjoy it.



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