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More bleaching devastation on the Great Barrier Reef exposes woeful Morrison government climate inaction

News of a widespread but variable bleaching event unfolding in multiple regions on the Great Barrier Reef, announced today by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, is devastating for everyone connected with our global icon and shows the Morrison government’s woeful efforts on climate action are failing our Reef, the Australian Marine Conservation Society says. AMCS Great Barrier […]

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Australian Government’s climate inaction to blame for Reef World Heritage ‘In Danger’ recommendation

UNESCO has sent a powerful message to the Australian Government: the Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the List of World Heritage In Danger because of the threat of climate change along with poor water quality.   Last night, UNESCO released its draft State of Conservation report about the Great Barrier Reef which contains a […]

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Shocking new imagery of sharks hooked on Queensland Government drum lines, left to slowly die

March 18, 2019 – Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today release graphic new footage and photographs of the true cost of Queensland’s Shark Control Program in the Great Barrier Reef. The images were obtained this month at lethal drumlines set off the coast of Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Pictured […]

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Japan reported to pull out of IWC and turn their back on global whale conservation

Dec. 20, 2018 – According to media reports by Kyodo News, the Japanese Government is set to pull out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The reports suggest that Japan would be unlikely to continue Antarctic whaling, which would spell the end of their Southern Ocean whaling but threaten a new chapter of unregulated whaling […]

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No Sanctuary For Whales at the IWC

Sept. 12, 2018 – Pro-whaling nations including Japan, Iceland and Norway have blocked plans to create a whale sanctuary spanning the South Atlantic Ocean. The Sanctuary failed in a vote at today’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Brazil when whaling nations Japan, Iceland and Norway and other pro-whaling countries voted against the proposal. The […]

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Australia: Adani mining billionaire given special treatment that risks threatened turtles

May 24, 2017 – On the eve of World Turtle Day 2017, Australians learnt of the Turnbull government’s plans to axe key environmental conditions that were put in place to protect vulnerable turtle species at Abbot Point. These conditions were previously established in 2013 by former Environment Minister Greg Hunt as part of the government’s […]

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Outrage as new shark nets installed today in Northern NSW

Nov. 18, 2016 – The Australian Marine Conservation Society expresses grave concern at a kneejerk decision to exempt the NSW Government from national environmental law, allowing the immediate deployment of new shark nets in Northern NSW. On Wednesday 16 November Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg announced that the Federal Government has granted […]