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Education to protect and conserve marine wildlife

Published 26 June 2024 Explaining the need to protect marine threatened and protected species and the importance of community to achieve this.
content image Gina Hart from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tani Karaka of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park and Holly West of NSW TurtleWatch undertake a nest excavation at Diggers Camp. Photo supplied by: NSW TurtleWatch.


Marine wildlife face threats from climate change, pollution, habitat loss and disturbance. This project brings groups together to manage these threats.

The project is working with:

  • Aboriginal communities to include traditional practices
  • marine wildlife rescue organisations to share resources and skills
  • veterinarians to increase skills for responding to injured marine wildlife
  • volunteers to protect marine animals from threats
  • commercial fishers to test new equipment that reduces the chance of interactions with whales.



Local government areas - Statewide

Lead agency

National Parks and Wildlife Service - Environment, Energy and Science (EES)


  • Australian Seabird Rescue
  • Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
  • DPIRD Fisheries
  • Local Governments
  • NSW Environment Protection Authority
  • Ocean Watch
  • Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia
  • Professional Fishers Association
  • Saving our Species
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Sea World
  • TAFE
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Transport for NSW

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