Our snubfins have been snubbed! Despite receiving thousands of messages calling for sanctuary protection, the Western Australian Government has just released its draft plan for a new marine park in Roebuck Bay – with NO sanctuary zone included.
We can’t let this become the only ocean marine park in WA without a sanctuary! Please take a moment to show your support for our snubfins: http://saveourmarinelife.org.au/snubfins/
The Kimberley’s Roebuck Bay is home to turtles, dugongs, the mighty mud crab and the biggest known population of Australia’s own snubfin dolphin – only discovered in 2005!
A sanctuary in part of ‘The Fingers’ area of the Bay would be a win-win: allowing continued access to popular recreational fishing sites in the Bay, while also benefiting our marine life.
Thankfully the proposed plan is just a draft. The WA Government is asking for your feedback, so we have a real opportunity to influence the decision. Send your message of support for a sanctuary today: http://saveourmarinelife.org.au/snubfins/
Sanctuaries increase the size and abundance of marine life, provide a safe haven for breeding fish and a healthy feeding ground for animals like snubfin dolphins. Sanctuaries are the engine room of a marine park, the places where the most important conservation benefits occur.
Please send your support for a Roebuck Bay sanctuary today to help ensure a healthy future for the Bay’s incredible marine life: http://saveourmarinelife.org.au/snubfins/