The North Kimberley is the heart of the world’s most pristine tropical coastline – an extraordinary refuge for dugongs, turtles and snubfin dolphins.
The Western Australian Government has just announced the State’s biggest marine park for the North Kimberley, with eight new sanctuaries.
This is an excellent step forward. But vulnerable areas of the Kimberley coast, including coral reefs and mangrove forests, have been left open to damaging commercial fishing techniques and mining – putting our endangered marine life at risk.
The WA Government is asking for your feedback by Friday 20 May 2016. Add your name to call on the Government to give the North Kimberley the world-class protection it deserves: http://saveourmarinelife.org.au/kimberley
In the face of devastating coral bleaching, from the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef across to the incredible Kimberley, marine sanctuaries are more crucial than ever. Science shows they help reefs to recover from damage. Please add your name today.
Already, thanks to overwhelming support for the Kimberley, we’ve made a record-breaking number of submissions for Roebuck Bay’s Snubfin Dolphins and the breathtaking Horizontal Falls – described by David Attenborough as one of the natural wonders of the world!
Now is our chance to give the extraordinary North Kimberley coastline the world-class protection it deserves – for our marine life and for the local communities who will benefit by creating a future for sustainable tourism and jobs.