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

Vale Felicity Wishart

Australia loses a true hero for the environment

The Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Australian environmental movement is in mourning over the sudden and unexpected loss of Felicity ‘Flic’ Wishart who passed away in her sleep on Sunday night aged 50.

Flic was one of Australia’s leading conservationists and was a great and inspiring champion for the planet, the cause she dedicated her life to.

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Don't let them silence us

Image by Lucy TrippettWe've been really outspoken about the threats our oceans are facing, and the Australian Government doesn't like it. So now they're trying to silence us, along with hundreds of other environmental organisations.

They've launched a parliamentary inquiry in an attempt to take away our tax-deductibility status, and limit our freedom to speak out. How will we campaign if we don’t have the resources to fight for the Reef? Marine parks? Shark conservation?

Our marine animals need a voice, but the Government is trying to silence ours. Please speak up and tell your MP you don't support attacks on environmental charities.

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News

Cairns mega port would be bad for environment, economy: AMCS

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed concerns about the environmental and economic impacts of proposals to make the Port of Cairns into a mega port.

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Australia can’t afford another oil spill on the Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed grave concerns about reports today that turtles and sea birds have been found covered in oil near Townsville, following an oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef two weeks ago.

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Cairns inlet must not be allowed to become a mega-port

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today spoken out against plans that could see Cairns become a mega-port, and warned of the huge impacts this could have on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Rise for the Oceans

AMCS is part of Brisbane Festival! For one night only, author Tim Winton, musicians Bernard Fanning and Katie Noonan, solo sailor Jessica Watson and author of The Reef - A Passionate History, Professor Iain McCalman and other special guests will edify, thrill, entertain and enlighten us with their hopes and fears for our oceans and reefs – and the extraordinary creatures that inhabit them.

Directed by Vivid Sydney Creative Director Ignatius Jones, the evening will celebrate this hidden universe using projections, illuminated sculptures, dazzling light and animated art.

Be quick as the show is a special one night only event! 

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Sustainable Seafood Guide

Love your seafood but also love our oceans? We are proud to offer Australia's first online sustainability guide to seafood.

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Fragile Oceans shirts

Our oceans and sea creatures are fragile. Help us raise awareness and fund our marine conservation work with these beautiful bubble like t-shirts - whale, octopus and turtle designs available. The designs are also featured in a pack of greeting cards. Heartfelt thanks to Collider for the creative.

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