Science Support

In March 2015, 100 scientists - along with the Australian Marine Sciences Association, the Australian Coral Reef Society and the Society for Conservation Biology - signed a statement highlighting the pristine nature of the Kimberley’s coastal waters and calling for a world class network of marine sanctuaries to protect them. You can download a copy of the statement here.

Fitzroy River Science Statement

We welcome the Western Australian Government’s commitment to create a new protected area in the Fitzroy River Catchment, and to create a management plan to ensure the protection of the National Heritage and other significant cultural and environmental values of the river and provide a basis for sustainable development.

Developing a Great Kimberley Marine Park

Science statement of support
The northwest coast of Australia is recognised as one of the most pristine tropical coastal ecosystems in the world. We welcome the Western Australian State Government’s commitment to create a Great Kimberley Marine Park.

Roebuck Bay Science

The undersigned Australian scientists welcome the State Government’s decision to create a marine park at Roebuck Bay. The protection of Roebuck Bay will be an important addition to the State’s marine park estate. Roebuck Bay’s red sandy beaches, mangroves and tidal creeks are of high conservation value.

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