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The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.

Reject the Cutbacks to Our Marine Sanctuaries

Submissions have now closed for feedback on the Government's plans to cutback our marine sanctuaries.

Thank you for speaking up for our marine protected areas.  

We'll keep you updated once we hear the final decision on the review.

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We're losing our Reef and our Rights

Our Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. It has suffered the worst coral bleaching event on record and is under threat from Adani's monster mine.

In a rare move, the Queensland Government is trying to strip the community of our rights and our ability to protect our climate and our Reef, by fast-tracking one of the largest coal mines on Earth.

We urge you help by making a donation today. There’s never been more at stake.

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Australian Government must act on Japanese Whaling

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Australian government to step up action against Japan after shocking images emerged of a dead minke whale on the deck of the ship Nisshin Maru. Yesterday images were released of a whale killed within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary by Japanese whalers, emerging just as Japanese Prime Minister Abe concluded a visit to Australia.

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Premier Palaszczuk: End special treatment for Adani and protect the Reef and 69,000 tourism jobs

Less than a week after reassuring the UN’s World Heritage Committee that it was doing all it could to protect the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland Government will side with the interests of controversial mining company Adani over the future of our Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Australian Marine Conservation Society, Community Campaigner, Cherry Muddle is leading a delegation of Whitsunday tourism professionals.

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One billion tax payer dollars to fund Adani's coal mine and sign death knell for our Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today expressed grave concerns for the future of the Great Barrier Reef if the federal government goes ahead with its conditional loan approval for a rail corridor between the Carmichael mine and Abbot Point on the World Heritage area coastline, as reported in the Courier Mail today.

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Lethal whaling under the spotlight

Japan’s lethal ‘scientific’ whaling program was under the spotlight at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Slovenia.

In a landmark resolution - led by Australia - the 88 nations of the IWC have narrowed the loophole that allows nations to kill whales for scientific research. 

While the resolution does not completely close the loophole, it does put greater pressure on Japan to end Antarctic whaling and opens up the country up to legal ramifications if they continue their program. 

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All profits from these swim shorts by The Rocks Push go to saving our Great Barrier Reef.

A classic style swim short made from quick drying fabric, these shorts are perfect to wear on and off the beach. The print is inspired by sailor tattoos and the shorts come packed in a recycled PET bag with a waterproof wallet.

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