Critical new information has revealed Australia’s marine species are in danger, as the effects of bushfires reach waterways.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society commissioned an investigative research report, and the results are shocking.
Deadly algal blooms, water contamination, and destruction of critical habitats are just some of the dangers our fish stocks and ocean wildlife face in the months ahead.
We can help. Send an email to your local Member of Parliament (MP) and ask them to support action to:
- Monitor waterways: We need a comprehensive and integrated monitoring program for coastal and marine environments, that builds understanding of bushfire impacts and informs responses.
- Urgent funding for rehabilitation: Increased support will be vital for programs targeting the rehabilitation of the most vulnerable catchments and restoration of damaged coastal environments.
Rapid action to cut carbon emissions: Our leaders must deal with the root cause of intensifying bushfires – rising temperatures – including swift and effective action to cut carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy sources.