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Reactionary slaughter of vulnerable shark species not the way forward.

Fri 30 September 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has cautioned against knee-jerk reactions after a shark encounter off the northern NSW coast earlier this week and urged the NSW Government to continue exploring non-lethal safety measures instead.

SHEN NENG COMPENSATION OFFER TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR PRICELESS GREAT BARRIER REEF

Mon 19 September 2016
The compensation agreed between the Federal Government and owners of the Shen Neng 1 for the clean-up from their oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef falls way short of the $141 million estimated by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park authority earlier this year.

Media: Slashing Renewable Energy Funding Risks the Great Barrier Reef

Tue 13 September 2016
The Turnbull Government has missed a prime opportunity to secure a better future for the Great Barrier Reef by slashing $500 million from renewable energy funding today.

International community agrees to better protect Earth’s oceans

Mon 12 September 2016
Efforts to protect the world’s oceans have received a boost as the world’s leading environmental summit, the IUCN World Conservation Congress, agreed to advance international action to create marine reserves, protect whales and respond to the escalating impacts of ocean warming. Over the weekend, the Members’ Assembly of the IUCN came to an end, adopting a suite of important motions to conserve the world’s oceans.

Breaking News: International community condemns Japanese whaling - again

Wed 7 September 2016
The World Conservation Congress has just passed a motion condemning so-called ‘scientific’ whaling by the Government of Japan. The Member’s Assembly of the IUCN today formally adopted a motion calling on Japan to stop killing whales for research in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific.

Media Release: Abbott Marine Network Review Exposes Australia's Oceans

Tue 6 September 2016
A promise to be science-based has been ignored in favour of commercial exploitation by the Abbott-led review of Australia’s network of marine sanctuaries, the Australian Marine Conservation Society said today.

Media Release: "The Greatest Hidden Challenge of our Generation"

Tue 6 September 2016
The most comprehensive analysis of ocean warming by the world’s leading conservation agency is a dire warning to the earth’s nations that our oceans are rapidly changing. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released the results of a global study to review the effects of ocean warming, with truly staggering results.

BREAKING: Government shark contractor’s alleged illegal shark fin possession raises serious concerns

Wed 24 August 2016
Allegations have surfaced that fin and jaws of potentially endangered shark species have been found at the property of a Queensland Government shark control contractor in Southern Queensland.

Media Release: Urgent action needed to tackle Darwin Harbour oil spill

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) expressed alarm at the significant oil spill reported in Darwin Harbour today.

Land clearing vote signals sustained campaign – AMCS

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says that until broadscale tree clearing ends in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, the Reef is in serious danger and the campaign to stop the clearing will continue.

Land clearing vote signals sustained campaign – AMCS

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says that until broadscale tree clearing ends in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, the Reef is in serious danger and the campaign to stop the clearing will continue.

Media Release: AMCS Welcomes WA Cash for Containers announcement

Wed 17 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s announcement that they will introduce a Cash for Containers scheme.

Crisis point: Minister for Great Barrier Reef reveals billions shortfall for Reef protection, more needed if land clearing laws not reformed

Fri 12 August 2016
Queensland’s first Great Barrier Reef Minister Dr Steven Miles has revealed the urgent need for investment of $8.2 billion to address Great Barrier Reef water quality issues during his delivery of the Virginia Chadwick Memorial Lecture last night.

TOP END SECRETS REVEALED IN HAUNTING NEW FILM

Fri 12 August 2016
A beautiful, haunting and at times disturbing new film about the health of the Top End’s coast has premiered in Darwin.

AMCS Warmly Welcomes Federal Intervention in Queensland Tree Clearing to Protect the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 10 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the federal government’s intervention on a land clearing permit due to the risk it would pose to the Great Barrier Reef.

AUSTRALIA NEEDS A NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY BASED ON THE VULNERABILITY OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Thu 28 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed comments by new Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg on ABC Radio that he supports a move away from coal towards renewable energy.

OWNERS OF GREAT BARRIER REEF OIL SPILL SHIP MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT

Thu 28 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the efforts of Queensland and Australian authorities in identifying the ship that spilled up to 15 tonnes of oil in the Great Barrier Reef north of Townsville a year ago.

QLD DELIVERS BIG WIN FOR REEF BY PROTECTING FITZROY DELTA

Thu 28 July 2016
The Fight for the Reef campaign has welcomed the declaration of new Fish Habitat Areas to protect the Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay areas of the Great Barrier Reef, announced today by Queensland’s Minister for the Reef Steven Miles.

Media Release: AMCS welcomes release of fisheries Green Paper

Wed 27 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the release last week of the long awaited Queensland Government Green Paper on fisheries reform.

New Report Finds History Of Failure To Prevent Damage To Top End Coasts

Wed 27 July 2016
Inadequate safeguards and poor decision-making has exposed the Top End’s coasts and waterways to permanent damage from polluting and unregulated development, an analysis of government planning laws and decisions and has found.

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