Help create the world’s largest marine sanctuary network - just 1 day left
  • Petitioned Ms Julie Bishop MP

This petition was delivered to:

Member for Curtin
Ms Julie Bishop MP
Member for Fremantle
Ms Melissa Parke MP
The Australian Environment Minister
Mr Tony Burke MP
Western Australian Senator
Rachel Siewert
Australian Environment Department

Help create the world’s largest marine sanctuary network - just 1 day left

    1. David Mackenzie
    2. Petition by

      David Mackenzie

      Fremantle, United States

A global milestone in marine conservation today hangs in the balance.

Australia, with the third largest and most bio-diverse marine territory in the world, is on the verge of creating a network of marine sanctuaries around its entire continent.

If done right, it would be the world’s largest network of protected marine sanctuaries.

Completed in 4 stages, the first region to be decided upon in weeks is Australia’s South West. This first stage is critical as it sets the precedent for protection for the entire network.

If we can send 10,000 emails to the Australian Environment Minister, Tony Burke, before 8 August we believe he will listen to Australia’s science community and create history with the world’s largest network of sanctuaries.

 At stake are the homes of thousands of unique, rare and endangered marine animals such as the delicate leafy sea dragon, the endangered Australian Sea Lion and the largest creature to have ever lived, the blue whale.

Please email Minister Burke today and tell him to create the largest network of marine sanctuaries in the world, starting in Australia’s South West.

Recent signatures


    1. Oceans 11 joins the fight for marine life

      David Mackenzie
      Petition Organizer

      With public submissions closing today, a group of prominent Australians is joining the fight. The so-called Oceans 11 group includes Janet Holmes a Court, Ben Elton and Tim Winton, as well as musician John Butler and fashion designer Liz Davenport...

    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. Trawlers devastating marine life - new report exposes shocking devastation

      David Mackenzie
      Petition Organizer

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    4. Reached 3,000 signatures
    5. 150 Marine Scientists Raise Alarm About Poor Protection For Marine Life

      David Mackenzie
      Petition Organizer

      More than 150 marine senior scientists from around the world have joined together to raise concerns that critical areas for marine life in the South West of Australia have been ignored in a Federal Government plan for new marine parks.

    6. Just 12 days to go to create the world's largest network of sanctuaries...

      David Mackenzie
      Petition Organizer

      We just reached 1,000 fantastic signatures but we don't have much time left. Pressure in Australia is growing with community leaders calling for action & many thousands of signatures collected elsewhere.

      Please share with your friends today.

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 3 years ago

      The oceans, like our forests, are our lungs: anything that can be done to protect and care for them is an investment in our long term future. Not to mention the beauty and comfort they bring: there is a reason the vast majority of Australia's population is located on the coast!

    • leigh kahlert BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Australia needs to wake up and start taking care of our oceans and wildlife. There is so much need for improvement on so many levels and to put this off any longer will be totally irrespondsible.

    • Santosh Krishnan CHENNAI, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Australia will take a great leap forward in wildlife conservation if it can create this sanctuary!

    • Heather Marsh BLACKWOOD, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      This is SO important. Australia is failing to protect our natural resources on so many fronts. Please lets not screw this one up!

    • Henricus Peters CHESHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      Dear Minister Burke

      The seas are what makes this planet special and marine sanctuaries ensure they remain sustainable. It is imperative that these are given the go-ahead for the environment and the people/young people of Australia/the Pacific and we are relying on your positive action.

      Henricus Peters

      National Association for Environmental Education!/LearnFromNature


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