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

Help us fight for the Reef

The coal industry is accelerating their plans to build a mega port at Abbot Point, on the Great Barrier Reef coast. It's a race against time.

We can't let the mining giants get a foothold on our Reef. Mega mines need mega ports and mega ports mean more dredging, more dumping, more pollution, more ships and more problems for our beloved Reef. 

Please DONATE what you can now, and help us take on the mining industry.

Together, we will stop one of the world's biggest coal ports at Abbot Point, stop the damaging dredging in the Reef’s waters, stop the super shipping highway from hurting our defenceless turtles, dugongs and whales.

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Save our Marine Sanctuaries

Three years ago, we made history. With overwhelming community support, the Australian Government created the largest network of marine sanctuaries in the world.

But the sanctuaries we fought so hard for could be taken away, with the Abbott Government reviewing these safe havens for our sea life.

Marine sanctuaries are one of the best tools for protecting our oceans. They give our sea life a much needed break and they support tourism, local business and world-class fishing.

Right now the review is open for comment and they want to hear from you. 

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News

AMCS lends its support to Traditional Owners wanting to protect upper Reef catchment from coal mining

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin.

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Great Barrier Reef dredging report sparks fresh calls from Marine Conservation Society for dredge ban

An environmental group has renewed its calls to ban dredging, after a report about its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Stunning underwater images brought to the surface

FOR Justin Bruhn, the best way to help save underwater treasures like the Great Barrier Reef is by immersing himself in his subject.

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Give Frank a Break

AMCS has joined forces with comedian Frank Woodley to take on the ocean's biggest killer. 

With his comic genius, Frank sets out to catch a fish, but his catch is no laughing matter...

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