Lord Howe Island is one of several marine parks that are about to be destroyed by new legislation changes. It’s the biggest removal of area from conservation in history !!!
The process began 5 years ago, with Abbott’s government, and is now in the final stages - the senate is voting on Thursday whether to put the plan into place. This is terrifying.
In a time where all the science, logic & common sense is telling us we need more marine sanctuaries, Australia is going backwards.
The only chance we have is to impact the politicians who may change their mind on the vote -
Senator Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance)-firstname.lastname@example.org //(08) 8212 1409
Senator Rex Patrick (Centre Alliance)- email@example.com // (08) 8232 1144 // 1300 556 115
Senator Tim Storer (Independent)- firstname.lastname@example.org // (08) 8232 0220 // 1300 738 260
Senator Derryn Hinch (DHJP)- email@example.com // (03) 9820 2222 // 1300 498 035
The best thing you can do is call, it takes 2 minutes & you won’t have to talk to the politicians themselves, or go into long winded explanations, just let their secretary know that you want the current marine sanctuary changes proposal abolished, and more protection for our marine areas (not less).
I’m calling them today to tell them this is unacceptable, and will influence how I vote. As a marine biologist, but also as a human who lives on planet earth, we need to protect our marine sanctuaries & wild places. I hope you’re with me.
(Photo from Lord Howe Island by @beaupilgrim ) #marine#sanctuary#saveoursanctuaries#protect#ocean#hope#hopespots#lordhoweisland#dolphin#marinesanctuary