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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

New Abbott-era plans have been released proposing massive cutbacks to marine sanctuaries in crucial hotspots around Australia. 

Right now the Government is asking for your feedback.

Add your name today to reject the cutbacks and fully restore our National Network of Sanctuaries.

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A Gift For The Reef

Our Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. It has suffered the worst coral bleaching event on record and is under ongoing pressure from pollution along the coast.

Scientists say we need to act now or the Great Barrier Reef will be ‘terminal’ in five years. Your donation counts more than ever.

Please make an urgent tax deductible donation today to help save our global treasure.

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Media Release: No Sanctuary for Whales

Pro-whaling nations have blocked plans to create a vast whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. The Sanctuary failed in a vote at today’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Slovenia when whaling nations Japan, Iceland and Norway and the pro-whaling countries voted against the proposal.

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Troubled Waters: New report exposes yet again poor condition of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2015 released today demonstrates yet again the poor condition of the Reef with an overall D rating. The Australian and Queensland governments need to do much more to improve water quality if our iconic Great Barrier Reef is going to have a healthy future.

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Baird's Backflip on Shark Nets is Alarmist and Wrong

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) firmly rejects the NSW Government’s moves to install shark nets in northern NSW beaches.

“Premier Baird’s backflip on whether to install shark nets in NSW beaches is alarmist and wrong,” said Darren Kindleysides, AMCS Director.

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Lethal whaling under the spotlight

Once again, Japan’s lethal ‘scientific’ whaling program is under the spotlight.

This week, Australia and the rest of the international community have the opportunity to crack down on the loopholes that allow lethal ‘research’ whaling to continue. The 88 nations of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) are meeting in Slovenia, and it’s the first meeting since Japan resumed Antarctic whaling.

We’re going to be there, speaking up for our precious ocean giants and urging the international community to do what’s right and act. 

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