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AMCS lends its support to Traditional Owners wanting to protect upper Reef catchment from coal mining

Fri 27 March 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin.

Great Barrier Reef dredging report sparks fresh calls from Marine Conservation Society for dredge ban

Thu 26 March 2015
An environmental group has renewed its calls to ban dredging, after a report about its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Stunning underwater images brought to the surface

Thu 26 March 2015
FOR Justin Bruhn, the best way to help save underwater treasures like the Great Barrier Reef is by immersing himself in his subject.

Stunning underwater images brought to the surface

Thu 26 March 2015
FOR Justin Bruhn, the best way to help save underwater treasures like the Great Barrier Reef is by immersing himself in his subject.

George Christensen told to ‘get his ducks lined up’

Thu 26 March 2015
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has come under fire about claims that the Caley Valley Wetlands are nothing more than a man-made duck pond.

Locals deliver message to PM

Thu 26 March 2015
LONG before Prime Minister Tony Abbott left Canberra for Hamilton Island on Saturday, rumours of his planned visit to the Whitsundays had reached the mainland.

New Dredging report validates concerns and need for dumping ban across entire Reef World Heritage Area

Thu 26 March 2015
A new technical report released today by the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) on the impact of dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters validates conservation groups’ concerns over the dangerous practice.

Foodie 101** The 101 on Sustainable Seafood

Tue 24 March 2015
If you’ve never understood the term “sustainable seafood”, now’s the time to learn. And don’t worry about not knowing before – we only learned about it last week.

Great Barrier Reef: Green groups say 2050 plan does nothing to address climate change

Sun 22 March 2015
Conservation groups are united in their criticism of the Reef 2050 plan which is designed to protect and save the Great Barrier Reef.

PM pledges $100m to keep Great Barrier Reef off UN’s ‘in danger’ list

Sun 22 March 2015
AN EXTRA $100 million has been tipped into a rescue package to halt damage to the Great Barrier Reef and remove it from the threat of the UN’s internationally embarrassing “in danger” listing.

Final Reef 2050 plan an improvement but still falls short for long-term protection for the Reef

Sat 21 March 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed its disappointment that the Government’s 2050 Plan for the Great Barrier Reef does not go far enough and falls short of the mark to protect the Reef

Abbott promises $100m for the Great Barrier Reef

Sat 21 March 2015
UPDATE: AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott Is serious about protecting the Great Barrier Reef if his words today on Hamilton Island are to be believed.

Vale Malcolm Fraser

Fri 20 March 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today paid tribute to the significant legacy and commitment to marine conservation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

Dredging 'increases barrier reef risks'

Fri 20 March 2015
Opening up Queensland's Galilee coal basin would be the death knell for the Great Barrier Reef, a scientist says.

World’s Largest Coal Mine Development Could Mean the Death of the Great Barrier Reef

Fri 20 March 2015
According to scientist Professor Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, if Queensland’s Galilee coal basin is opened it could mean a death sentence to the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef dumping ban wins little praise

Mon 16 March 2015
The Australian government is confident it can stave off a downgrading of the Great Barrier Reef's health status by UNESCO but lobby groups remain unconvinced.

Dredge spoil dumping ban in Reef Marine Park a welcome start but missed opportunity for long-term protection

Mon 16 March 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed as a start, the Federal Government’s release of draft regulations to ban dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park protected from spoil

Mon 16 March 2015
Dredge spoil from any new project – or any previously proposed project – can no longer be dumped in the 345,000 square kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced.

Great Barrier Reef dumping ban a missed opportunity, say green groups

Mon 16 March 2015
There is a loophole in the federal government's "complete ban" on dumping dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef, green groups say.

Barrier Reef gets dredging spoil ban

Mon 16 March 2015
MARK COLVIN: The Federal Government's moved to ban the disposal of dredging sediment within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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