Protecting NATURE

Australia and the South Pacific

4nature seeks to ensure that the natural environments of Australia and the South Pacific survive and thrive.

Photo: Patrick Pikacha 2024

Our projects

4nature is a volunteer-based conservation group established in 2010 that seeks to protect the natural environment of Australia and the South Pacific.

Kolombangara conservation scholarships

Kolombangara conservation scholarships

Since 4nature was formed, we have supported the efforts of landholders on Kolombangara Island in the western province of the Solomon Islands.
Protecting the Gardens of Stone from becoming a tourist theme park

Protecting the Gardens of Stone from becoming a tourist theme park

The Gardens of Stone is under threat from over-development arising from proposed leases that permit a network of private resorts and an adventure playground.
Challenging coal mine pollution of Sydney’s drinking water

Challenging coal mine pollution of Sydney’s drinking water

At the end of 2015, 4nature took the owners of Springvale coal mine and the NSW government to court to stop them polluting Sydney’s drinking water.
Backdown on resort and theme park leases

Backdown on resort and theme park leases

In a significant development, the NPWS backed down on its plans for 20-year tourist leases to develop the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area.
4nature wins the Marie Byles Award

4nature wins the Marie Byles Award

We are grateful that our work protecting Sydney's drinking water catchment from polluting coal mine discharge was recognised by a major award from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
Court rules coal mine approval invalid

Court rules coal mine approval invalid

Conservationists today welcomed the 4nature conservation group's successful legal bid that overturns the approved extension to the Springvale underground coal mine near Lithgow.

Annual report 2022

The financial year 2021-2022 has seen our work focus on the 2022 Kolombangara conservation scholarships