Bob Brown

Welcome to our feisty Foundation

 

The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia's wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance.

The first place on our radar is the stunning Tarkine in a remote part of North West Tasmania. The Tarkine is a vast wilderness area supporting Australia's largest tract of cool temperate rainforest, spanning wild windswept beaches, extensive buttongrass plains and pristine wild rivers. It is of great significance to Tasmania's indigenous people and a relict of the ancient continent of Gondwana and related to temperate forests in Patagonia and the South Island of New Zealand.

Our campaign for The Tarkine is calling for its recognition as a National Park and World Heritage Area and is taking strategic and considered action step by step to reach this goal by 2020. We need your help to do this.

 

By DONATING TODAY you can help us to protect this wild and ancient place from destructive mining and logging. Read more campaign news.

Bob Brown

 

 


Upcoming Events

  We are seeking volunteers to have corflute signs on their front fence, or business facade, promoting our Rally for...
Read more
Enjoy the Tarkine in Motion exhibition of over 40 works of art in Castlemaine at Lot 19 Gallery. Exhibition Opening...
Read more
The Bob Brown Foundation is seeking inspired minds, creative thinkers, performers, painters and do-ers willing to get hands on and...
Read more
  Every year at the Marion Bay Falls Festival in Tasmania staff and volunteers from the Bob Brown Foundation maintain...
Read more

Latest Posts

Dan Broun recaps Tarkine BioBlitz coastal surveys from Friday. This included checking carnivore traps with Channing Hughes and searching for...
Read more
On the first day of the Tarkine BioBlitz, ‘lobster man’ Todd Walsh found the second-biggest Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish he’s...
Read more
A huge freshwater crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi, was a highlight of the Tarkine BioBlitz yesterday, with expert Todd Walsh finding the...
Read more
On Friday BioBlitzers headed to Sundowner Point and Kepple Creek to check carnivore traps with Channing Hughes.  
Read more
  Greg Martin and Stuart Rose direct the group of BioBlitzers for fish and invertebrates studies in freshwater sites on...
Read more
Every year at Tarkine BioBlitz we host Burnie high school students in the Tarkine to participate in our festival of...
Read more
One hundred and sixty scientists and community members from Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and SA have arrived in Tasmania’s Tarkine to...
Read more
We jump in and drive in convoy towards Temma, a tiny shack township on the Tarkine coast. We are to...
Read more
Ecologists study rich diversity of the deep takayna/Tarkine rainforest A team of ecologists has returned from a pre-bioblitz survey deep...
Read more
The southern section of the Tarkine coast is a remote, exposed and wild place. Very little scientific study of the...
Read more
Remote takayna / Tarkine biodiversity surveys have been underway since Monday as part of our annual Tarkine BioBlitz.  
Read more
What will be discovered at the 2017 Tarkine BioBlitz? By Jillian Smith     
Read more
“The Orange-bellied Parrot will go extinct in the wild unless urgent funding is secured” Dr Dejan Stojanovic, conservation biologist with...
Read more
Federation Peak photographed by Bob Brown   “The so-called Geeves Effect plan for a 2.5 kilometre track at Lake Geeves,...
Read more
Giles Parkinson Giles Parkinson is founder and editor of RenewEconomy, the leading Australian website on renewable energy and climate policy...
Read more
Reef Defenders Reef Defenders formed in early 2015, when plans were afoot to begin construction of dredge spoils ponds in...
Read more
Murrawah Maroochy Johnson Murrawah comes from Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) country in Central Queensland, in the region referred to as...
Read more
Adrian Burragubba Adrian Burragubba is from the Babinburra Clan, of the Wangan and Jagalingou People (W&J) of Central Queensland, Australia -...
Read more
Bob Brown and Jessica Hoyt (right) outside the High Court of Australia, Canberra.  Today is a great day for the...
Read more