A side note from The Wilderness Society
Will we save the Kimberleys for future generations to enjoy?
Premier Colin Barnett today released the Government’s vision for the region’s long-term conservation - the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.
However, the government's announcement came as protesters continued their rally against a proposed $30 billion natural gas hub near Broome.
When asked about the blockade, Mr Barnett said people had the right to protest but it was not delaying any developments in the gas hub.
More protection needed - Environs Kimberley
Environs Kimberley director Martin Pritchard said the Government's commitment to improved protection was important but the threat of large-scale industrialisation was not addressed.
"We have mining proposed for key biodiveristy and tourism assets such as Irvin Island, Horizontal Falls and the Fitzroy River," he said.
"We have the proposed gas hub at James Price point and a major industrial port planned for Point Torment near Derby.
"Each of the projects individually will have serious impacts, but collectively they would undermine much of the good work outlined in the strategy."
A few supporters of the protest in the Kimberley