The Lacepedes - unprotected

“As an expedition guide I have been lucky enough to visit many extraordinary natural places in the Kimberley. The Lacepedes stands out as one of the most amazing – with thousands of seabirds and turtles nesting. For both its natural and cultural values, it deserves the highest level of protection.”

Dr Alexander Watson, Broome

The Lacepede islands are one of the most important green turtle rookeries on the Kimberley Coast and host one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of brown boobies, with up to 18,000 pairs. The islands are protected as a Class A Nature Reserve, but the rich waters that surround them remain unprotected.

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