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International Court of Justice Harpoons Whalers

Monday 31 March 2014 The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling program breaks international law and must be stopped. AMCS Director Darren Kindleysides, who has played a significant role over the past eight years to advocate international legal action against Japan, also congratulated the Australian Government for challenging Japan in
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Sharing The Love 2014

Sharing the Love flier Dear Marine Friends, Back in May 2012 many of us got together as a group of marine focused community groups in Barwon Heads for a weekend called “Sharing the Love”. This was an opportunity to share information, make connections,  and make plans to work together. It was a very successful weekend with many strong relationships forged that are still active.
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Government offensive against nature conservation

You may be interested in this opinion piece from Bob Debus.- The Saturday Paper Bulldozing the conservation debate – “The structures of nature conservation in Australia, built over more than a generation, are suffering an onslaught that has barely been reported”. http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2014/04/12/abbott-governments-offensive-against-nature-conservation/1397224800  


Hi All, Back in February a group of community volunteers visited Mud Islands in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to take part in some marine monitoring, as a part of the Two Bays program in Port Phillip. Cathy Cavallo’s linked Wild Melbourne blog article provides a great reflection of what we saw, did, and discussed,  and I encourage those of you that
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Letter from Kelly O’Shanassy

Dear FOB Members, It’s a state of emergency! The state Coalition Government has opened up Victoria for brown coal mining, toll roads, logging and corporate profit at the expense of our environment. It’s been one disastrous decision after another by the Coalition Government. They’ve turned their back on clean energy. They’ve slashed and burned Victoria’s progressive Climate Change Act. And now they want to carve
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News from CEO Kelly O’Shanassy and Campaigns Director Mark Wakeham

Dear FOB Members , Thank you so much for standing with us to safeguard our precious environment in 2013. The only way we can protect our environment is by working together. So thank you for your wonderful support! 2013 has been a year of enormous challenges, with many of our hard-won environmental protections under attack. But thanks to you, it’s also been a year
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Port Phillip Bay and Yarra River – NEW WEBSITE

In case you haven’t heard from another source, I am very pleased to advise that on Sunday 1 December  the Victorian Government launched the http://www.cleaneryarrabay.vic.gov.au/ As you may know, this  website aims to be a water quality information one-stop-shop for those wanting to use the Port Phillip Bay and Yarra River waters recreationally, report an environmental incident or are seeking to get involved in
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BirdLife Australia is looking for volunteers who have some free time over the holidays to help protect Hooded Plover chicks on local beaches. If you can spare two – three hours a day to spend on the beach talking with beach users, raising awareness & reminding dog walkers to leash their dogs, please contact us! Now is the time we need you most! We
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A Parks Vic and Friend’s of the Bluff joint venture Film night at Barwon Heads community  Hall 15 Jan 7-0pm Showing whats under the sea at the Bluff BH Film Poster

Hooded Plover

EVENTS Dog’s Breakfast THURSDAY 9 JANUARY 2014 8.00am-10.30am (on the beach) 44W Bancoora Beach, Breamlea (Melways ref: 495 B7) Come along for a free breakfast, dog goodies and learn about our beach nesting birds. Scopes On The Beach SATURDAY 11 AND 18 JANUARY 2014 Between Point Roadknight and Moggs Creek Come along and try to spot the endangered Hooded Plover and maybe even some
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