The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.
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.
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.
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.
An environmental group has renewed its calls to ban dredging, after a report about its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.
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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