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

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 bi-partisan support for marine sanctuaries.

It’s time to send an SOS to your MP. 

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Latest on the WA shark cull

When the Premier of Western Australia announced a shark cull last year, he wasn't counting on the fierce opposition from all of us. Tens of thousands of AMCS supporters signed petitions, attended protests, crowd funded a billboard, spoke out in the media, wrote letters, emailed, called and worked tirelessly to save our sharks.

After assessing the shark cull, the WA Environmental Protection Authority has announced they are rejecting the cull. This is a huge victory - for people power, sharks, and healthy oceans

Following the EPA's announcement, the WA Premier has confirmed the drum lines won’t be going in the water this summer. But he has made worrying noises about a ‘catch and kill’ policy for large sharks seen swimming off the WA coastline. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is also currently considering the EPA's report. We will be keeping a very close watch. Stay tuned!

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Media Release: International Court of Justice Ruling Enshrined into Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) today passed a crucial Resolution on the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ program in the Antarctic was illegal. The Resolution was proposed by New Zealand and supported by Australia.

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Ministers’ desperate dash to stop humiliating danger listing

ENVIRONMENT ministers Greg Hunt and Andrew Powell have flown to Europe for secret talks to stop the Great Barrier Reef being ­declared “in danger” by world heritage watchdogs.

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Japan makes new push for 'scientific' whale hunt

Japan's scientific whaling program is back in the spotlight this week. The country is fronting the International Whaling Commission with a new plan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean.

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Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide

The seafood we choose today will decide the fate of our oceans tomorrow.

We all know that our oceans are vulnerable to overfishing. But the good news is, there's still plenty of great seafood that doesn't come with a heavy cost to our environment.

Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide has been revised, revamped and updated!

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