Category Archives: Marine Protected Areas

An isolated jewel of the Coral Sea

(This is the third installment of my WWF-Australia blog series, ‘Expedition to the Coral Sea’) After a pretty bleak 36 hours of steaming – stopping only to dive the Ribbon Reefs 9 and 10 as we headed north – we … Continue reading

Darren Jew June 01, 2012
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The sea change comes to Canberra

An address by Tim Winton to Parliamentarians in the Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra, 9 May, 2012 Think of your happiest moments, your most vivid memories. A holiday. Summer. It’s always summer, isn’t it? Mum and Dad. Maybe a caravan, … Continue reading

WWF-Australia May 24, 2012
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Protecting our Frozen Planet

Returning to Antarctic waters on the Our Far South voyage, WWF Marine Advocate Bob Zuur reflects on protecting this unique – and changing – wilderness.   One hundred years ago Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole. Fifty years ago … Continue reading

Bob Zuur April 23, 2012
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Coral Triangle: conserving biodiversity and improving livelihoods connects us all

The pod of long-snouted spinner dolphins are suddenly all around us. They move like torpedoes in the water, surfing the bow wave of our WWF research vessel and jumping out of the water so close to me that I can … Continue reading

Dermot O'Gorman April 11, 2012
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Reef under threat from industry

By John Tanzer The Great Barrier Reef has recently been in the spotlight, thanks to a visit by an international delegation from UNESCO assessing if the Reef was being properly managed. The state and federal governments have approved, or are … Continue reading

WWF-Australia March 22, 2012
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Filming the Great Barrier Reef

Well the Great Barrier Reef series is finally making it to air in Australia and the timing could not be more perfect, coinciding with the visiting UNESCO delegation. With all the attention currently on the issues facing the reef it … Continue reading

Richard Fitzpatrick March 16, 2012
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