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

Mon 15 September 2014
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).

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

Mon 15 September 2014
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.

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

Mon 15 September 2014
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.

Japanese whaling: Japan to unveil redesigned Southern Ocean program following International Court of Justice ruling

Sun 14 September 2014
Japan is expected to unveil the details of its new plan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean when it fronts the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia next week.

Great Barrier Reef could be saved by governments’ sea change

Sat 13 September 2014
THERE is a keen sense of history and irony to events that have unfolded along the Great Barrier Reef since the Abbott government took office facing a hostile World Heritage Committee and a determined pro-development state of Queensland.

Marine reserves ditched despite tide of research

Sat 13 September 2014
Over the past 18 months, both federal and NSW governments have abandoned protective marine zones or sanctuaries.

Problems for wetland from potential dumping

Sat 13 September 2014
A REPORT released by environmental group, the Australian Marine Conservation Society claims the Caley Valley wetlands, near Bowen will be at risk if dredge spoil from the Abbot Point expansion is dumped there.

No public benefit but heavy environmental cost to shark cull

Fri 12 September 2014
OPPOSITION to any attempt to kill the shark responsible for this week's fatal attack at Byron Bay has found more solid ground after an official recommendation to scrap WA's culling program.

New report finds internationally significant wetlands at risk by latest Abbot Point dumping plan

Fri 12 September 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today released a wide-ranging report into the iconic natural values of the Caley Valley wetlands that will be at risk if dredge spoil from expansion of the world’s largest coal port at Abbot Point is dumped there.

Environment Protection Authority in WA recommends scrapping of shark cull program

Fri 12 September 2014
Western Australia's Environment Protection Authority has recommended the scrapping of a controversial shark culling program

Shark Cull Abandoned in Australia as Policy Debunked as Flawed

Fri 12 September 2014
Western Australia will halt a shark cull introduced after seven fatalities in three years as the state’s environmental agency said there was a lack of proof the program reduced attacks.

Media Alert: International Whaling Commission

Thu 11 September 2014
The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins in Slovenia on Monday 15 September.

Darren Kindleysides, Director of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), is attending the IWC meeting in Slovenia and is available for interview and comment throughout the meeting.

Media Release: Long shadow of doubt cast over Australia’s marine parks

Thu 11 September 2014
The Australian Government has ignored strong science, overwhelming public opinion and years of consultation by threatening to weaken levels of protection in Australia’s offshore network of marine parks - which is the largest in the world.

Media Release: shark cull environmental cost proves too high

Thu 11 September 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the recommendation by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of Western Australia to scrap the State's shark cull program.

Queensland Govt to ‘Pay to Dump’ on Land, Not Sea

Wed 10 September 2014
The Queensland government wants to pay for dredged seabed from a major coal port expansion to be dumped on land instead of in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Reef spared three million cubic metres of spoil in state government backflip at Abbot Point

Tue 9 September 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Queensland government backflip on its support to dump over three million tonnes of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, but said there was still one hundred million tonnes of sad and mud to be dredged in the waters of the world’s most iconic Reef.

Reef dredge spoil plan to be funded by state or miners

Tue 9 September 2014
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has told state parliament Tuesday morning that some mine companies see commercial advantage in dumping dredge spoil on land, rather than at sea.

Reef wins reprieve, but what about the climate?

Tue 9 September 2014
The Queensland government wants to pay for dredged seabed from a major coal port expansion to be dumped on land instead of in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

QLD Govt endorses plan to dump dredge spoil on land, not Great Barrier Reef

Mon 8 September 2014
The Queensland Government has endorsed a plan to dump dredge spoil from the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal into waters near the Great Barrier Reef.

Fight for the Reef welcomes Premier Newman’s dredge dumping pledge

Fri 5 September 2014
The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban.

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