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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: Southern Ocean whaling back on the table as International Whaling Commission meets

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting starts today amid mounting controversy over the Government of Japan’s plans to restart whaling in the Southern Ocean, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

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Great Barrier Reef plan 'like saving a sinking ship with a thimble'

It's the 35-year plan designed to stave off UNESCO's 'in danger' rating and save the reef, but conservationists are already doubting it will work.

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Australian Marine Conservation Society's Darren Kindleysides discusses this week's International Whaling Commission meeting

Japan is set to unveil the details of its new plan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean at this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia.

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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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