As an Environmental
Defender, you will help:
Take the biggest polluters and environmental destroyers to court, enforcing the laws that are designed to protect nature.
Take legal action to keep coal and gas in the ground and protect Australia from even more extreme impacts of the climate crisis.
Take legal action against developments that pollute or damage freshwater, protecting our drinking and farming water.
Defend World Heritage rainforests, globally significant wetlands, and other fragile ecosystems from mass developments and mining projects.
Support First Nations peoples to protect their Countries, cultures and human rights.
Australia’s environment is in crisis.
Our unique mammals, like the greater glider and koala, are going extinct faster than anywhere in the world as more critical habitat is cleared for development and mining.
Water is our most precious resource, but it is being polluted and over-extracted by big industry, threatening communities from remote areas to the cities.
Floods, bushfires, droughts – communities and wildlife are already living through the impacts of the climate crisis. Yet right now there are more than 100 major coal and gas projects under development in Australia.
Become an Environmental Defender and power court cases for natureDonate today
Active cases that need your support
McArthur River, NT
Supreme Court action over Glencore’s McArthur River Mine
Springbrook National Park, QLD
Defending World Heritage Springbrook National Park from water mining
Defending Tassie devils from becoming roadkill for mining profits
Landmark human rights challenge over Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project
Game-changing legal action doesn’t happen overnight.
By committing to a monthly gift, you’re helping to defend the environment using the law at every step – from investigating breaches of law, to filing and running groundbreaking cases, to building trust in the community – EDO is a powerful force for justice securing legal wins for our climate and wildlife.
Join us today and be the legal lifeline for our wildlife and climate
Environmental Defenders are the lifeblood of the legal defence for nature.
With as little as 65c a day, you can ensure our fragile wildlife and climate has a lawyer on its side, standing up to the big polluters and environmental wreckers in court, where it counts.
I keep trying for my family, for all the earth’s flora and fauna. Making change needs a multi-pronged attack and the law is a mighty powerful tool. Challenging the actions of companies and governments and making them more accountable for what they do is so important. I think the EDO does an amazing job and I appreciate their commitment to the environment. I am a proud supporter.
Sarah Briggs, grandmother, Environmental Defender
Together, we can hold big polluters to account and turn the climate and extinction crises around.
By becoming an Environmental Defender, you will help take companies to court that breach the law and cause serious environmental harm.
You will help step in when governments fail to enforce laws designed to protect people and nature, and side with big business. The law is our best tool to protect wildlife and ensure the safe climate we all deserve.
But we can’t do it without you. Become a Defender and power cases like these around Australia
Driven by dedicated supporters like you, Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by running groundbreaking legal cases, leading law reform and providing access to justice.
Defending the environment with and on behalf of First Nations peoples, community groups and individuals in the highest courts.
Holding government and industry to account over matters like development, pollution, and environmental destruction.
Designing and advocating for stronger state and federal environmental laws to protect our environment and native species.