About

Making Tracks:

Making Tracks is a snapshot of Australia – of our incredible, unique, vast, and varied coastline – and everything in between. Making Tracks maintains it is essential to share knowledge in a positive way, always promoting the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of our wonderful natural world.

Making Tracks combines a myriad of adventures from across this great land, from the clifftops of the Great Ocean Road, across the endless Nullabour, to the far tropical reaches of the Top End.

Making Tracks uses writing and photography of our natural world, along with a detailed knowledge of Australia’s ecological uniqueness and conservation essentials, to specialise in raising awareness for contemporary environmental issues including:

Ocean Plastic Pollution;
Marine Sanctuary Protection, and;
Land Clearing of remnant and old growth ecosystems.

The Author:

I am a marine campaigner with the Australian Marine Conservation Society – Australia’s largest national charity dedicated to the preservation of our oceans, for everyone.

I have solid campaigning experience and national experience through working on high-profile environmental campaigns including the Save Our Marine Life Alliance, the Fight For Our Reef, and Keep Top End Coasts Healthy.

Australia is my home patch and the one I’ve traversed continually from those early summers ferrying across to our island state. Along with my experience, over the years I’ve learnt two major things;

1) How utterly and endlessly amazing and inspiring the world is. This appreciation stemmed not necessarily from exploring the great outdoors but through picking up a book by David Suzuki, ‘Time to Change’. As I read on my lunch breaks surrounded by a storeroom of TV’s and sound systems I realised that by increasing my knowledge of landscapes I would build a stronger appreciation for them;

2) That everyone can make a positive change in their life that will make a difference in how the world ends up. Be you big or small, wealthy doctor or base wage retail store-man (like I once was) – everyone can take the little steps that lead to huge changes in the world around them.

Every day I wake up with the coast on my mind, with a thirst to swim in the respite of the ocean, to round a corner and embrace the scent of salt in the cooling breeze, to feel the caking of salt on my skin as I dry out after a dip, and welcome the eternal presence of sand scratching away in my bed.

Want to work with me or collaborate?!

Great! Drop me a line through my Contact page.

– Jimmy Nails