About Save The Kimberley

Save The Kimberley is an independent awareness organisation. We are a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer run group which is made up of a diverse and passionate group of individuals – traditional custodians, local Kimberley community, and other committed Australians from all parts: we are business owners, administrators, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and media professionals.


Save The Kimberley was established in order to:

  1. Educate the Australian and international community about the threat to the Kimberley Coast and its inland wilderness areas posed by large-scale industrial developments.
  2. Disseminate information about the Kimberley’s globally unique cultural importance and the threats created by uncontrolled development.
  3. Engage support to ensure that the Kimberley is protected for the enjoyment of current and future generations.


Save the Kimberley does not oppose development. Save the Kimberley supports appropriate development that looks after people and the environment of the Kimberley.


We hope you find our site informative.



A Tribute to Malcolm Douglas, a founding member of STK

Malcolm Douglas’ forty films of adventure, wildlife and aboriginal culture spanning fifty years had stamped him as a household name in Australia. Tragically, at aged sixty nine with a bucket list overflowing with projects, and as energetic as the young man who gob smacked a nation with the raw adventure film Across the Top, Malcolm Douglas died in a freak accident at his crocodile and wildlife park in Broome 2010.


But Malcolm left an enduring legacy. As a founding member of Save The Kimberley, he was as passionate about protecting the Kimberley from rampant industrialization as he was about bringing the critically endangered bilby back from the brink of extinction. The enigmatic bilby became his cause célèbre as feral animals and unrestrained industrial development threatened to devour the bilby and its fragile habitat.


Malcolm Douglas had a vision to see the Kimberley protected under World Heritage. Save The Kimberley are proud to honour Malcolm’s legacy and strive to achieve the vision of World Heritage for Australia’s last and most precious wilderness. 


Please see our “Movies” page to watch an interview with Malcolm about his passion for preserving the Kimberley.