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

Save our threatened sharks

All around Australia, sharks are under pressure, killed from fear and loathing.

Sharks are majestic, misunderstood marine creatures that are critical to the health of our seas. Yet they are pointlessly destroyed by our own governments, with the logic of an age gone by - when the ocean was something to be tamed and controlled.

Please donate to save our threatened sharks, because if you and I don’t, who will?

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Shop for the seas this Christmas

Check out our stunning Christmas gift range. Purchase a beautiful present for a loved one and you'll also be making a critical donation to support our marine conservation work. Start shopping

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News

Ports bill will not impact existing developments

PROPOSED new ports laws will not stop dredging inside declared port zones within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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Proposed Ports Bill won’t satisfy World Heritage Committee concerns about the Great Barrier Reef

The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament yesterday will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting our most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

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Qld ports plan introduced in parliament

Dredging will be banned outside five major ports along the Queensland coast under a government plan introduced in parliament.

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Send an SOS: Save our Sanctuaries

In 2012, the Australian Government created the largest offshore network of marine sanctuaries in the world. 

But now every sanctuary we secured is at risk. The Abbott Government has just announced a review into these protected areas. 

This ignores the science, community support, consultation and over a decade of bipartisan support for marine sanctuaries.

It’s time to send an SOS to your MP. 

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The Rocks Push board shorts

AMCS has joined with The Rocks Push to raise money to save the Reef. 

For stylish, well-fitting men's swim shorts to wear from the beach to the bar, choose The Rocks Push.

The latest season of The Rocks Push is a colourful collection inspired by the Great Barrier Reef. The Rocks Push choose to make their shorts sustainably.

100% of the profits of the sales of the Shoal print goes towards our Fight For The Reef campaign.

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