The Colong Foundation for Wilderness was created in 1968 and has been a leader in Australia for wilderness protection (especially in the state of New South Wales). The Colong Foundation is the successor to conservationist Myles Dunphy’s National Parks and Primitive Areas Council created in 1932.
We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.Learn More
Colong is Australia’s longest-serving community advocate for wilderness.
Currently, Colong is the campaign leader to stop the raising of Sydney’s main water supply dam (Warragamba) that would destroy 65 kilometres of wilderness rivers and inundate 4,700 hectares of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Discover more >
The Colong Foundation has now become a champion for the Nature Needs Half vision in Australia.
Explore our ongoing campaigns to learn how you can get involved.Promote the Conservation of Wilderness >