Oceans across the globe urgently need protections to ensure the long-term health of sea turtles, whales, dolphins, coral reefs and all marine life. Now we have a chance to support Australian conservationists in calling for marine sanctuaries in waters that are as incredible as the Great Barrier Reef but still vulnerable to oil and gas drilling, overfishing and pollution. Less than 1 percent of these waters are protected.
Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke is on the verge of making a decision on the size and location of new marine sanctuaries in Australia's South West. What makes the looming decision absolutely critical is that it will set the standard for marine protection for the rest of Australia for the next ten to twenty years. The marine life of places like the Kimberley, the Top End and much of the east coast are depending on this decision too.
Please join us in taking action to protect Australia’s marine environment by sending a message to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke urging him to set aside significant areas in Southwest Australia as marine sanctuaries to ensure the survival of sea turtles and marine life to benefit the world’s oceans.
To learn more about the marine life of Southwest Australia, check out the gorgeous new "e-book", Atlantis Found here. Or to download the PDF version, click here.To learn more about our campaign to protect sea turtles in Australia and the Kimberley, click here.Photo above of Southwest coast along Cape to Cape Track by Teri Shore. Map at left courtesy of Save Our Marine Life campaign.
A personal hand-written letter is always more powerful than an email. So if you can please write or fax
Environment Minister Tony Burke
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600