Help protect the Fitzroy River
The mighty Fitzroy River is at risk of being destroyed and becoming the next Murray-Darling, please help protect it by writing to the WA government today.
The Martuwarra Fitzroy River is the lifeblood of the Kimberley in Western Australia, spanning over 700km in length and home to a living Aboriginal culture tens of thousands of years old. It’s the last remaining stronghold for sawfish, who’ve disappeared in 70% of their global range.
This ancient river is under threat from proposed dams and irrigation projects that risk the future of the river and the last refuge for the freshwater sawfish. You can help protect the Fitzroy River today.
The WA Government is considering whether to open the Fitzroy River up to huge irrigated agriculture projects. They’re currently taking public submissions to the Fitzroy River Discussion Paper, will you help write one?
We must avoid another Murrary-Darling style disaster, but to do that we need you to add your voice to this submission process.
Traditional Owners, scientists, environmental experts and recreational fishers are all supporting protection to keep the Fitzroy River free-flowing; and to avoid the unacceptable risks to the River’s National Heritage status.
Now is the time to show the Government we care – write your submission today.
Image: Danggu Geikie Gorge – Adam Monk