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Marine parks too long coming

 by Paul Gamblin (Originally published by The West Australian, June 20, 2012) The connection of West Australians to the marine environment is legendary. Most of us live near the coast or visit it for work or play. There are those who … Continue reading

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National Marine Reserves network: Important step for Northern Tropical Sealife, but more needed

The Australian Government’s national network of marine reserves announced today is a crucial first step to ensuring our extraordinary marine life is better protected. Further work is still needed to protect our Northern marine environment, according to the Environment Centre NT (ECNT), … Continue reading

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Australia's north and northwest teeming with rare and threatened marine life – new reports

Two new reports released today, Wild Blue Yonder: Fifteen underwater places for protection in Australia’s north west and Twelve Tropical Sea Treasures: Underwater icons of Northern Australia reveal critical sites for rare and threatened sealife off Australia’s north and northwest … Continue reading

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Rare Marine Life Abandoned By Federal Government Marine Park Plan

23 August 2011 Rare Marine Life Abandoned By Federal Government Marine Park Plan Some of the most vulnerable marine life in Australia, including dugongs and the newly recognised Australian snubfin dolphin, are at risk of being killed by fishing nets, … Continue reading

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New alliance pressures Feds to save tropical sealife

29 June 2011 New alliance pressures Feds to save tropical sealife As the deadline looms for a government announcement on proposed marine sanctuaries across Australia’s north and north west, a new national alliance will pressure the Federal Government to save … Continue reading

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