Despite harsh circumstances, together we have achieved some historic wins.
You – the voice of our oceans – have secured the safety of countless marine animals this year.
Their future is brighter thanks to you.
We’ve created a video highlighting some of the great wins you made possible in 2019.
Here’s just a few of the wins you made possible.
- At long last our whales won’t face harpoons this summer! After years of fighting, we finally won the battle against Japan’s lethal whaling program in our Southern Oceans.
- We passed laws to save the Great Barrier Reef from water pollution! Our new water pollution laws in Queensland will boost coral health, helping our Reef ecosystem to be more resilient in the face of rising sea temperatures.
- We inspired SA, QLD and the ACT to commit to banning dangerous plastics! The momentum for change is incredible, and it is all thanks to you.We’re going to save our wildlife from choking on plastic.
Every member of the AMCS crew has been blown away by the number of people rising up to save our oceans this year. Whether you sent emails, phoned MPs, donated money, or participated in rallies or events, all of our collective actions have made these wins possible. Thank you.
Your support is going to be crucial in the year ahead.
We are about to enter one of the most critical decades our oceans have ever faced. Australians are feeling the heat of the climate crisis right now. Our turtles, penguins and reef wildlife are on the front line. We must rise to the challenge of protecting them.
Yet despite the challenges we face, I know the future of Australia’s ocean wildlife is brighter thanks to you.
Stay resolute. Together we truly do have the power to give healthy oceans full of life to our children and grandchildren.
Happy holidays from all of us at AMCS.
With all the crew at the Australian Marine Conservation Society
Dear BIEPA Members, Affiliates and Friends
We thought you would enjoy this feedback from BIEPA member, Anne Bradley, on a wonderful day out birding with Birds Queensland.
Anne also regaled the attendees at Monday night’s BIEPA meeting.
Just click on the heading below and you will see some of Anne’s wonderful photos.
from BIEPA Management Committee.
Some 100 Members and Visitors joined BIEPA’s annual “Wonders of the Wallum” Wildflower Walk on Sunday, 1 September, through heathland at the top of Cotterill Avenue, Bongaree.
We were again blessed with good weather and, although the long dry period had had an impact on some of the species, there were still many beautiful flowers to be seen.
We would like to thank Allan Carr of Native Plants Queensland who, as every year, shared his knowledge with the group and had prepared the tags to identify the different plants.
Thanks also to our photographers and to everyone who contributed to the success of this event, which again attracted enthusiasts not only from the local area but from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and elsewhere.
We look forward to welcoming you all again next year!
As in previous years, BIEPA had a stall at the World Environment Day Festival organised by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council on 2 June. In spite of the rain, it was an enjoyable day and a great opportunity to meet up with likeminded stallholders and visitors.
Since World Environment Day began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Each year the day is centred around a theme, this year’s theme is air pollution. Unfortunately, 91% of people live in places where air quality falls below World Health Organisation limits and 90 out of 193 countries do not have vehicle emission standards. World Environment Day is a global day for people to take action. There are many small steps we can take that collectively can have a big difference, learn more here: