fbpx

Protecting Macquarie Island

Unique. Vulnerable. Ours.

Teeming with spectacular and unique wildlife, Australia’s World-Heritage Macquarie Island provides crucial habitat for penguins, seals, whales, fish and important migratory birds, such as albatross. Some species, such as the royal penguin are found nowhere else on Earth.

But climate change, industrial fishing and pollution are putting increasing pressure on marine life across the Southern Ocean.

History shows that unless precious environments like this have strong protections in place, they fall victim to such threats.

Soon, the marine park around Macquarie will be up for review. This opens the door to a rare, once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase protection for one of the most spectacular environments on the planet.

As Australians, it’s our privilege and responsibility to safeguard the health of this rich and unique ecosystem by ensuring it is protected for future generations. Join us in calling on the Australian government to increase the marine protection of Macquarie Island.

Teeming with spectacular and unique wildlife, Australia’s World-Heritage Macquarie Island provides crucial habitat for penguins, seals, whales, fish and important migratory birds, such as albatross. Some species, such as the royal penguin are found nowhere else on Earth.

Join us in calling on the Australian government to increase the marine protection of Macquarie Island.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our offices stand and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.