Promise to Protect Marine Life at Risk as Oil Drilling Threatens South West Oceans

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Gillard Government risks its election promise to establish a network of marine parks that properly protects marine life unless it increases the number and size of sanctuary areas in its Draft Plan for the south west waters of Australia, a new analysis has found.

In a report delivered to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke this week, the Centre for Conservation Geography in their analysis commissioned by Save Our Marine Life, found 176 out of 181 areas identified by the federal environment department and the country’s leading scientists as important for . . .

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