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Marine Parks

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The NSW government lists Sydney Harbour as an iconic and valuable part of the NSW marine estate and it is listed as Australia's 16th national landscape on the National Landscapes program in recognition of great its significance, but there has been little progress with protecting the area as a marine park. The minister’s response to my latest questions refers to committees, assessment and research but little practical action, read it HERE

Sydney Harbour’s unique environment of more fish species than the Mediterranean, New Zealand or the UK, faces growing threats. A marine park with sanctuary zones would help marine life thrive and help us achieve World Conservation Union targets on which we’ve fallen far behind. 

Support the campaign to oppose federal government plans to drastically reduce the National Network of Marine Sanctuaries, currently suspended, HERE.  

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  • Leanne Abbott
    published this page in Alex's Update 2017-09-21 16:16:25 +1000