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GREENS UP THE ANTE WITH 7-POINT PLAN FOR REEF PROTECTION

Fri 29 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Greens’ announcement of a 7-point plan of measures to revitalise the Great Barrier Reef and support the tourism industry that relies on it, which goes further than the Turnbull Government and Labor pledges to date.

ALP CLIMATE POLICY A STEP FORWARD FOR REEF PROTECTION, BOTH MAJOR PARTIES MUST STEP UP AMBITION TO SAFEGUARD ITS FUTURE

Wed 27 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement of the ALP’s climate policy as a positive step for protecting the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of global warming.

NEW LAW PASSED PUTTING REEF BEFORE MINING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

Fri 22 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the passing this morning of the Queensland Government’s new Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill which will deliver new powers to force mining and resource companies to pay for environmental rehabilitation.

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRISIS TALK IN CAIRNS SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENT MINISTER GREG HUNT

Thu 21 April 2016
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt should immediately accept the invitation to meet with Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles in Cairns for crisis talks on mass coral bleaching and addressing global warming, the underlying cause of the event.

PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL: FIX THE GREAT BARRIER REEF CORAL BLEACHING CRISIS

Wed 20 April 2016
Confronting new data released by Professor Terry Hughes today shows only seven per cent of the Great Barrier Reef has been left untouched by coral bleaching, a disaster needing urgent action from the Federal Government.

PRESS RELEASE - Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II - Press Event

Wed 20 April 2016
Oris Australia recently celebrated the press launch of the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II with partners the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Held on none other than the Great Barrier Reef itself, guests were treated to a superior reef experience and luxury stay and in tropical Port Douglas, on Queensland’s far north coast.

AMCS urges all Parties to be responsible and support Chain of Responsibility Bill in Qld Parliament

Wed 20 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Opposition and independent MPs to support the Queensland Government’s new Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill that is likely to be voted on in Parliament shortly.

PM TURNBULL VISITS CHINA WHILE GROWING NUMBER OF CHINESE TOURISTS WANT TO EXPERIENCE A HEALTHY GREAT BARRIER REEF

Fri 15 April 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is currently in China, talking up Australia as a tourism destination, but he must match the talk with action to secure the future health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Govt can super-charge Attenborough Reef visitor boom with urgent protection of the Reef's natural beauty and tourism industry

Mon 11 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the news that Sir David Attenborough's latest Reef documentary has inspired a wave of international tourism, with the Queensland Government tracking up to 30% increases in UK visitors after its screening.

Media Release: Big local turnout at Collaroy calling for increased marine protection at Long Reef

Fri 8 April 2016
More than 150 locals including Mayor of Warringah Michael Regan packed the Collaroy Hotel on Wednesday night to celebrate local marine life and the wonderful coastal lifestyle on the Northern Beaches. The event was a collaboration between locals and the Australian Marine Conservation Society aimed at building community support for the creation of a marine park for Sydney and a fully protected marine sanctuary at Long Reef.

Australia could end its involvement in the international shark fin trade with one simple amendment

Tue 5 April 2016
Wildlife protection organisations have asked the federal Trade Minister to end Australia’s involvement in the global shark fin trade. According to legal advice received by the groups, such a regulation could pass easily through the parliament.

Queensland government’s decision to approve Adani mining lease puts the Reef and 69,000 tourism industry jobs last

Sun 3 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today condemned the Queensland government’s decision to approve the Adani mining lease for Australia’s largest coal mine which would have a devastating impact on the Great Barrier Reef and see a massive expansion of the coal port at Abbot Point, near the Whitsunday Islands.

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching is a national environmental crisis

Tue 29 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said the current levels of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef represents a national environmental crisis.

Media Release: Japan's Whaling Fleet Returns to Port

Thu 24 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Australian Government to act to ensure Japan's summer of so-called scientific whaling will be its last.

Media Release: Choose Sustainable Seafood This Easter

Wed 23 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is encouraging Australians planning an Easter seafood feast to make it sustainable.

Reef bleaching must drive urgent change from coal to renewable energy

Sun 20 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today called on federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt to take immediate and effective action to tackle global warming, the fundamental driver of coral bleaching.

AMCS: New rehab bill puts Reef before mining industry

Wed 16 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has congratulated the Queensland Government for its new Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill that will give the government strong powers to force companies to pay for environmental rehabilitation.

Alarm as GBRMPA raises coral bleaching threat level

Mon 14 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is today calling for urgent and critical action to reduce pressure on the Great Barrier Reef following the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) raising its coral bleaching response level to two, as the threat to the Reef from coral bleaching continues to worsen.

New TV commercial shows link between coral bleaching, mining and burning coal

Mon 7 March 2016
A new television commercial is being released today to highlight the threats to the Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, caused by the mining and burning of coal.

Coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef now declared widespread

Tue 1 March 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today called on the Federal and State Governments to do their utmost to protect the Great Barrier Reef from global warming and coral bleaching by making a rapid and urgent shift to clean renewable energy.

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