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Abolish seismic blasting Special Prospecting Authority permits (SPA)

Let Minister King know that we need an end to seismic blasting SPA permits to protect endangered species and threatened marine habitats.

A Special Prospecting Authority (SPA) is a specific type of permit that allows companies to buy access to large areas of our oceans to use seismic blasting to search for oil and gas, and Carbon Capture and Storage locations below the ocean floor.

The WA government has released draft plans for a major new South Coast Marine Park. It needs your support!

This could be a historic moment where we help create Australia’s next great marine park.

Australia’s Great Southern Reef has more unique species than the Great Barrier Reef. But there is currently zero sanctuary protection in coastal waters along an 1000km stretch of WA’s south coast – a huge part of this extraordinary reef!

Add your name to the call for strong marine sanctuaries in WA’s new South Coast Marine Park!

Marine sanctuaries act like national parks in the ocean. They protect marine life from damaging threats like fishing, drilling, mining, and seismic blasting while still allowing activities like swimming, snorkelling, diving, boating, and surfing.

Pic: A leafy sea dragon and an Australian sea lion amongst kelp in the Great Southern Reef along WA’s south coast. Image by Scott Portelli.

Help Stop Deep Sea Mining before it starts!

The deep sea is a treasure of biodiversity and home to untold wonders and possibilities. However, mining companies are attempting to plunder the sea floor for profit.

Deep sea mining could pose serious threats to Pacific peoples’ livelihoods and spiritual connection to the ocean by impacting fish populations and sacred ecosystems.

The good news is we can stop this industry before it’s too late, but we don’t have much time.

Tell the Australian government to take a strong stand against deep sea mining now.

Make your voice heard

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia’s leading national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy seas.

You can create healthy oceans full of life.

Our oceans are more fragile than they appear. The threats are rising – climate change, plastic pollution and damaging commercial fishing practices. 

We can save our oceans, but we can only do it together. 

Please donate to Australian Marine Conservation Society Today!

Massive win for Australia’s unique Sub-Antarctic ocean wildlife

An alliance of 27 leading environment groups has welcomed the Albanese Government’s decision to expand and upgrade the marine park around Australia’s Macquarie Island, saying it is a massive win for the region’s globally significant marine life.

“Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek is delivering world-leading protection for one of the most unique environments on the planet,” said Fiona Maxwell, National Oceans Manager for The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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