Turning the Tide Newsletter – Summer 2024
World Class MPAs
In October we released a NSW Marine Protected Area report detailing evidence that sanctuary zones provide key biodiversity safeguards and additional benefits.
The report sets out a strong scientific case for the importance and value of the NSW Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network and makes recommendations for the future.
The report authored by Professor David J. Booth and Giglia Beretta, was launched in parliament by AMCS with Professor Booth, alongside Independent MP Alex Greenwich, Luminary Ocean Preservationist Valerie Taylor and Senior Gamay Ranger Robert Cooley.
In November, the 2nd NSW Marine Parks Forum was co-hosted with the NSW Sanctuary Alliance and University Technology Sydney, which brought together scientists, government and the community to discuss the report’s findings and the pathway forward for NSW Marine Protection.
Read The Report
NSW enjoys a biodiverse coastal marine environment which supports a unique mix of tropical and temperate species. The report begins by setting out a strong scientific case for the importance and value of the NSW MPA network, then discusses flaws in NSW’s MPA planning process and makes recommendations for the future.