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Help Save our last great Whale haven

25 Nov Posted by in Environment, Latest News | Comments
Help Save our last great Whale haven

The Federal Government’s current plan proposes only token protection for 1% of the area’s most threatened ocean habitat, in a region which includes the world’s largest, yet still recovering, population of humpback whales.

On Monday 28 November at 5pm, our chance to push for protected areas for whales in the pristine Northwest will end. Please join IFAW today to tell the government that our Northwest marine region MUST BE PROTECTED.

Your action will really help us speak out for the whales. You can help even more by passing on this e-mail to two friends or family members and ask them to make their voice heard too. Every voice counts!

You may have seen that oil and gas giant Woodside recently released details of their plans for 50-90 oil wells in the region over the next 50 years. Woodside’s proposal is one of many which will bring construction, increased noise pollution, shipping, and the real risk of pollution to one of the most pristine marine environments in the world.

And once they begin, there is no turning back. Our whales’ precious habitat — where they give birth, feed, and rest – will be irreversibly damaged.

The development area includes Scott Reef – highlighted as an important area for whales and dolphins in the IFAW report we shared with you last week (Australia’s Last Great Whale Haven).

The Woodside development exposes the tokenism of our Government’s current approach to marine protection which seems to be “Let’s have some protected areas, as long as they are nowhere near the proposed developments of the oil and gas industry”.
We can’t let our Northwest be overexploited by the oil and gas industry or we will lose this Last Great Whale Haven forever!

Please submit your message today to urge Environment Minister Burke and the Federal Government to protect our precious marine environment.

This is a once in a generation chance to save our Last Great Whale Haven. Let’s take it!

Please hurry – submissions must be entered by 5pm next Monday 28 November.

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