Fantastic news just in – the WA Government has released their draft plans for marine parks over the Kimberley’s Buccaneer Archipelago.
This is a truly special place. Coral lagoons, seagrass meadows and deep-water canyons surround one thousand islands of the archipelago. The pristine waters are an oasis for humpback whales, sea turtles, dolphins and dugongs – plus rare corals found nowhere else on earth.
This is also a major milestone for the Bardi Jawi, Mayala and Dambimangari Traditional Owners of the area, who have worked alongside government to design these new marine parks.
The Government is now calling for your feedback on the plans. You can add your support by making a quick submission.
Your support is crucial to finding the right balance between protecting important coral reefs and cultural areas, whilst still allowing recreational fishing and other activities in the remainder of the parks. Highly protected parks that works for people, animals and the environment will generate opportunities to boost local communities and culture, tourism and fishing.
This is an exciting step! With your help Monique, we've been achieving protections for the Kimberley Coast for over 10 years. The Buccaneer Archipelago marine parks are a vital piece of the protection puzzle for this phenomenal region, which contains the world's last pristine tropical coastline.