The Western Australian government has released draft plans to create a new marine park along WA’s south coast and they’re asking for your feedback.  

This is an incredible opportunity to protect a critical stretch of Australia’s globally significant Great Southern Reef and its unique wildlife. 

There are still crucial areas of sanctuary missing in the draft plans  for endangered Australian sea lions and southern right whales. 

Add your name to make a submission to help secure strong sanctuary protection today. 

By adding your name in support of sanctuaries, the South Coast Marine Park can be a world-class marine park to rival the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo. 

Rare and unprotected  

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 this 1000km stretch of WA’s south coast – a huge part of this extraordinary reef!  

Why sanctuaries matter  

Marine parks with large, fully protected sanctuaries safeguard feeding and breeding areas for wildlife, increase fish populations, and build resilience in the face of climate change.  Creating a network of sanctuaries along WA’s south coast will help keep our marine life healthy and our treasured coastal environment into the future.  

 

Image:  Jarvis Smallman

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