Let’s protect the lifeblood of the Kimberley
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.
But 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.
The Fitzroy River needs our help, before it’s too late.
The WA Government is considering whether to open the Fitzroy River up to huge irrigated agriculture projects. Taking water from the River will put the Fitzroy at risk of a Murray-Darling style disaster – we simply can’t let this happen to one of the world’s last wild and healthy rivers.
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 – please let them know today.
Image: Danggu Geikie Gorge – Adam Monk