Victoria created the world’s first network of protected marine areas in 2002.

The community pushed hard for 13 marine ground-breaking national parks and 11 sanctuaries.  

For twenty years they protected 5.3% of Victoria’s coastal habitats and some of our 12,000 marine animals and plants. 

Our oceans are warming, marine pests are rife, and illegal fishing is rampant.  But the state government has a freeze on creating new marine parks.

Victoria’s legacy is desperately out of date, lagging well behind other Australian states. Australia has signed up to 30% protection of land and sea by 2030. 

5.3% is not enough.

If we look after our oceans and coasts, they’ll help us cope with increasing climate disruption and a warming world.

Add your name if you want more protection for our ocean life! 


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