Help create one of the world’s largest havens for Australia’s dugongs.
The northern Great Barrier Reef is an incredible underwater ecosystem and home to one of the largest dugong populations in the world, where these gentle giants feed on rich seagrass meadows.
But there’s a deadly catch.
Dugongs are being threatened by commercial gill net fishing in their critical habitat. These deadly nets hang like lethal curtains across the seabed, where vulnerable marine wildlife can get entangled and drown within minutes.
This method of fishing is unsustainable in the pristine waters of the northern Great Barrier Reef and must be stopped. Help us petition the Queensland Government to change legislation and create a Net-Free North.
Last year, our amazing supporters helped remove one of the last commercial gill nets from this important dugong habitat. But there are still 240 active gill net licences held along Queensland's east coast that can move in and start fishing in this precious area.
The good news is - we have a rare opportunity to make a difference! The Queensland Government is currently undertaking a review of fishing practices.
This is a chance for us to create one of the world’s largest dugong havens and largest net-free zone on the Great Barrier Reef - an 85,000 km2 refuge for dugongs and other precious marine wildlife to flourish.
We need as many voices as possible. Add your name to show your support!
Together, we can create a #NetFreeNorth.
© Darren Jew
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