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Updates on Nature Territory campaigns and programs

NT Loves Solar! People’s Climate Action Darwin

Sunday 21 September 2014, 10am to 11am. Nightcliff Foreshore by the pool. Create a human sign, wear yellow or orange to protect the RET, and grow solar in the Territory. Read on to register. Come be a part of our Find out more »

Don’t Frack the Territory

Have your say on Fracking the Territory In response to concerns raised by Territorians about the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) upon the environment, the Northern Territory Government established an independent Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing. The submission period is now Find out more »

Gas field

Dirty Gas

The Environment Centre NT has an ambitious agenda for transitioning the Territory away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy for domestic use and potentially export, protecting sensitive ecosystems and important ecological processes from the oil and gas sector, and ensuring Find out more »

Field Guide to Wildlife of the Top End

Our fantastic new Field Guide to Wildlife of the Top End is around 80% written, and now we are seeking your support to finalise this invaluable resource. Can you help? Donations are tax deductible. We aim to finish the text Find out more »

Maria Island

Save Maria Island

The Environment Centre NT welcomes the announcement in March 2012 by the Territory Government to declare Maria Island as part of Limmen National Park. This is great news for the Territory and a strategic conservation outcome for Australia’s Top End. Find out more »

Tiwi logging

Tiwi Forestry

Twenty six thousand hectares of beautiful tall eucalypt forests were cleared on Melville Island, the largest of the Tiwi Islands, from 2001-2007 for a forestry plantation using the exotic weed Acacia mangium. But the plantation is a financial failure, and is causing Find out more »

Tourists on rocks at Ubirr

Protected Areas

Protected areas are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation efforts worldwide. They are intended to be managed to conserve threatened species, wildlife, habitats and entire ecosystems, plus provide for public enjoyment and enable Indigenous people to care for Country. Through its Find out more »

Northern quoll

Save Our Mammals

Small and medium sized mammals have been going extinct across millions of hectares of Northern Australia’s tropical savannas over the past three decades or more. This rapid loss of our precious wildlife is a strong indictment on the management of Find out more »

Alumina pollution Gove ship loader

Stronger Laws

The lack of strong and modern laws in the Territory for regulating mining, oil and gas, other heavy industry and pollution has been highlighted in recent years by pollution incidents and poor decisions. Our laws are out of date, highly Find out more »

Man standing in front of paddock full of gamba grass


The Environment Centre NT is working to prevent the introduction of new weeds into the Territory, urging the strategic eradication of infestations, seeking stronger weed management laws and compliance enforcement, and much greater support for on-ground management. Weeds, or invasive Find out more »

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