- Thursday, 08 August 2019
Even on the most pristine of beaches, plastic pollution is proving deadly.
During July, Sea Shepherd's onshore volunteer crew conducting a remote clean-up at Queensland's Moreton Island (Moorgumpin) found a dead green sea turtle entangled in discarded fishing gear.
This tragic discovery demonstrates how plastic pollution is threatening Australia’s precious marine wildlife.
Read more: Remote Marine Plastic Pollution Clean-up at Moreton Island
- Monday, 15 July 2019
Sea Shepherd Australia volunteers will conduct a remote cleanup and microplastic survey on Queensland’s Moreton Island between July 16 - 22 to find out just how contaminated with plastic this remote coastal area is.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Australia Launches Remote Cleanup On Queensland’s Moreton Island
- Tuesday, 18 June 2019
On the 9th of June 2019, Queensland Fisheries Minister, the Hon Mark Furner MP, announced an additional investment of $17.1M over 4 years in the Queensland Shark Control Program (QSCP). This funding includes just $1M per year for research on new technologies.
Representing Sea Shepherd Australia, Shark Campaigner, Jonathan Clark said, “An increase of more than $4.25M per year with a mere $1M of that going to research on new technologies is poor. It does not even specify that these technologies should be non-lethal.
Read more: Queensland Government Doubles Down On Unscientific Shark Killing Program
- Thursday, 16 May 2019
Plastic Pollution An Unseen Epidemic On Remote Australian Islands.
Latest research reveals an overwhelming quantity of plastic on one of Australia’s most remote coral atolls: the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Read more: Trashing Paradise
- Thursday, 21 February 2019
OVER 90 volunteers collected an alarming 12,549 cigarette butts in just one hour from clean-ups organised by Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign at Coogee Beach and Goldstein Reserve in Sydney on the weekend.
Read more: 12,549 cigarette butts in one hour: Our beaches are not ashtrays
- Tuesday, 19 February 2019
WE were delighted that Australian singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts was able to join Sea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaign at two of their beach clean-up events in Fremantle in Western Australia and Adelaide, South Australia last week.
Read more: Ziggy hits right note at Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign clean-ups
- Tuesday, 05 February 2019
OVER 120 volunteers from Sea Shepherd Australia and Stop Adani on the Gold Coast picked-up 8977 pieces of rubbish – including an alarming 5700 cigarette butts – from Tallebudgera Creek Park on Sunday, February 3.
Read more: Butt it out: 5700 cigarette butts picked-up at Tallebudgera Creek in one hour
- Thursday, 31 January 2019
Single-use plastics is a very important issue both nationally and globally with many countries and regions, like the European Union, recently introducing new legislation to ban some of the worst offenders when it comes to plastic pollution.
Read more: Have your say on Single-Use Plastics in South Australia