THANK YOU - NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE SENT A MESSAGE TO AUSTRALIA TO STOP SHELL FROM DRILLING NEXT TO NINGALOO REEF! This was our biggest action of the year - amazing since the turn-around time was only a few days! Your voices will make a difference. We promise to let you know when a decision is made - and we are confident that this project will be stopped!
Ningaloo in Western Australia is one of the longest fringing reefs on the planet and a diver's dream. Six of the world's seven marine turtle species, all of which are listed as vulnerable or endangered, live in the vicinity. It is home to hundreds of species of coral and fish, including sharks, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales. Every autumn whale sharks congregate in the area to feed. I have snorkeled at this reef and walked along its beaches and hiked up red rock canyons above the ocean.
Now petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell is pushing to drill for oil and gas along the edge of this spectacular reef, which could jeopardize efforts to have the area listed on the World Heritage register. Shell's CEO admits that the company cannot guarantee the oil and gas operations would not harm the reef or marine life. Read more.
Photo of sea turtle at Ningaloo Reef; below diver and whale shark at Ningaloo.
Please help stop Shell in its tracks by sending a letter of opposition to the Australian government by Sunday, March 20, (U.S.) which is Monday, March 21 in Australia.Thank you for taking action on such short notice! Take action below!