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Welcome Penelope Figgis

Summer '24 Newsletter
February 1, 2024

Turning the Tide Newsletter – Summer 2024

Welcome Penelope Figgis

We are delighted that internationally renowned Australian conservationist Penelope Figgis AO has been appointed as the new AMCS President.

Ms Figgis has been a leading advocate for conservation for more than 40 years, working in the charity, academic and government sectors, including serving on many statutory bodies and environmental organisations.

She brings her wealth of experience and her passion for cause at a critical juncture for the future of our oceans.

“Our oceans are overused and underprotected,” Penelope said. “Pollution, industrialisation, overfishing and global warming are threatening the future of our amazing oceans and the marine wildlife that call them home.”

“There has never been a more important time to protect the ocean that sustains us and I’m excited about the challenge of joining our peak ocean conservation organisation, the Australian Marine Conservation Society.”

The AMCS Board, including our President, is voluntary and we are fortunate to have ten passionate ocean conservation representatives from business, science, industry, government and the education sector.

Our ocean loving board members are a part of a community working to save the ocean and all those who call it home.