ECNT is fighting for a future where the Northern Territory's nature thrives.
The Northern Territory is an area of unsurpassed ecological and cultural value, with unique biological diversity, tropical savannas, and free-flowing interconnected ground and surface water systems. Our work aims to shift dominant development paradigms in the Northern Territory that see our landscapes as "undeveloped" and something to be exploited, rather than as unparalleled, precious and biodiverse ecosystems that are in everyone's interests to protect.
Originally established in 1983 to fight uranium mining in Kakadu National Park, we continue to work closely with communities across the Northern Territory to stop environmentally destructive projects, hold government and industry to account, and improve environmental regulation and governance.
We recognise the ownership and custodianship by Traditional Owners of lands and waters in the NT, and that solutions to the ecological crises we face must be led by First Nations people. We thus work closely and in solidarity with First Nations communities to ensure that their voices are amplified and influence decision-makers.
We harness the power of our community so that people everywhere are speaking up for the Territory's environment.
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