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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Paul McCartney sends support for the Australian Marine Conservation Society

Last updated on April 21, 2021

From paulmccartney.com, January 24, 2018:

“One of my friends has pointed out to me the great work done by the Australian Marine Conservation Society, particularly in regard to the Great Barrier Reef. Having just been to Australia and New Zealand I agree with him that we should save these areas of great natural beauty. Please go to them for more information and help AMCS in their great efforts.” – Paul

The Australian Marine Conservation Society are an independent, science based charity who tackle the big issues concerning the sea – creating marine reserves, combatting overfishing and pollution, and working to stop climate change which is heating up our ocean planet. Their main focus right now is rescuing the Great Barrier Reef through their Fight for our Reef campaign which seeks to move Australia away from coal mines and towards clean renewable energy.

From Australian Marine Conservation Society:

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia’s oceans.

We are Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy seas.

We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of scientists, educators and passionate advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years. Our paid and volunteer staff work every day to protect our coasts and oceans.

AMCS works on the big issues that risk our ocean wildlife. Together, we have protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef. We have led the movement to ban whaling, stopped supertrawlers, and protected threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion. Together, our community of ocean lovers save our oceans every day.

If you want to help ensure Australia’s coasts and oceans remain healthy and free for tomorrow’s generations, join us today.

From Fight For Our Reef – Australian Marine Conservation Society:

Our beautiful Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems – home to turtles, corals and clownfish like Nemo. But its future is threatened by colossal new coal mines, carbon pollution and creeping industrialisation.

Australia must embrace renewable energy and save our reef.

Home to swirling fish, colourful corals and ancient sea turtles, our magnificent Great Barrier Reef is vital to the health of Australia’s oceans. The Reef is part of our world heritage and its beauty lifts our spirits. Spanning 2,300 kms along the Queensland coast, it can even be seen from space.

But our Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. Corporations like mining giant Adani are threatening the future of our Reef. The mining and burning of coal is heating our planet and cooking our oceans, causing devastating coral bleaching. The footprint of this unprecedented back-to-back bleaching stretches along two-thirds of the length of the Reef – from Torres Strait in the north down to Townsville – covering 1,500 km.

There’s still time to save the Reef. We know what we need to do.

Together we can stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine and other mega mines, and insist that the federal government urgently switches to clean, renewable energy. Hundreds of thousands of people are already taking action to #StopAdani and new coal mines. Our leaders have a legal and moral responsibility to protect our Reef and together we will hold them to it.

Paul McCartney writing

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