Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Congratulations Harry Burkitt - Australia's young environmentalist of the year

[Extract from Bob Brown Foundation media release - 29 October, 2018 ]

The Bob Brown Foundation presented its 7th annual Environment Awards in Hobart today, honouring environmentalists from across the world and around Australia. The awards were established in 2012 to acknowledge environmentalists campaigning to protect the natural world, with a particular focus on activism and a preparedness to confront environmental destruction head on.

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Young Environmentalist of the Year, with a $2000 prize, goes to 20 year-old Harry Burkitt from NSW. Harry is the Colong Foundation for Wilderness Campaign Manager, campaigning against the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall which would flood and permanently destroy extensive areas of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park.

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