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

Journey to the Coral Sea

Fiona Maxwell

Beyond the Great Barrier Reef is the Coral Sea – one of the last wild places on Earth.

Healthy coral reefs and an abundance of sharks, rays, turtles, whales, dolphins and big fish like tuna and marlin thrive in this pristine ocean wilderness.

Our Marine Parks Campaign Manager Fiona Maxwell has just returned from the extraordinary Coral Sea. This is what she discovered...

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free sustainable seafood app

Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide is your independent tool to choosing seafood wisely!

It was developed in response to growing public concern about overfishing, farming practices and their impact on our oceans and wildlife.

It is designed to help you make informed seafood choices and play a part in swelling the tide for sustainable seafood in Australia.

Check out the Guide online and download the app for iPhone or Android!

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News

New Report shows no economic reason to expand Abbot Point

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has said there is no economic reason to expand new coal ports and new coal mines that would damage the Great Barrier Reef following a report by the Queensland Resource Council that found a third of all Queensland coal mines are running at a loss.

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Great Barrier Reef: Fitzroy Delta to be spared from coal ports and dredging under protection plan

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement to fulfill their election promise and to seek public comment on a proposal to declare a fish habitat zone for the Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay Area.

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Adani’s latest approval reveals a disregard for the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed deep concern about the Queensland Government’s environmental approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which will adversely impact the Great Barrier Reef.

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Protect our Whales

Japanese whalers have left port to begin illegal whaling – in our Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

If we don’t stop their illegal hunt, hundreds of minke whales will be cruelly slaughtered by the time our summer holidays are over.

As an Australian, your action is essential to stop this.

Please make a donation so that together we can protect our whales.

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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.

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