The Wilderness Society is a community-based environmental support organization whose mission is defensive, promoting and restoring wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and current evolution of life on Earth.
The Wilderness Society's is a Native Plants and Wildlife.
Land clearing poses the most direct threat to wildlife in Australia - it destroys their habitat, shelter and food sources.
When a area of bushland is cleared the few animals that carry on have nowhere to go. Even if they make it to another suitable habitat, competition guarantees they rarely survive.
The changed landscape is inappropriate for all but the hardiest species such as magpies, some cockatoos and the larger kangaroos. The rest simply die.
Woodlands and grasslands, unique ecosystem hosting thousands of native species are now reduced to a fraction of their original area, yet broadscale land clearing activity continues in these areas. Islands of bushland are all that's left in many areas. Surrounded by cleared land they are vulnerable to invasion by weeds and feral animals.
Currently, over 240 species of plants and animals are under threat of extinction from land clearing including over 56 birds, 22 mammals, 12 reptiles, 4 frogs, and 140 plants species.
Please use the Contact form on the right for Land Clearing information and ordering.