The Wilderness Society is a community-based environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is protecting, promoting and restoring wilderness and natural processes across Australia.
The Wilderness Society is working for the protection of Australia's wilderness and high conservation value areas, mainly through political campaigning. The Wilderness Society has achieved the secure protection of over eight million hectares of wilderness and other high conservation value areas in Australia, including:
• The Daintree
• Kangaroo Island
• South West Tasmania
• Australia's sub-Antarctic Islands
• Victoria's mallee woodlands
• Cape York wilderness.
The Society is developing a conservation strategy called 'Wild Country' that aims to 're-wild' Australia and maintain biodiversity across the continent in the long term. The Society also runs a nationally-coordinated forestry campaign against woodchipping and old-growth logging, as well as campaigns on land-clearing and climate change.
Details of the Wilderness Society's policies are available on the website, including forest & woodlands, indigenous rights, management of wilderness, wilderness tourism and invasive species.