Australian Marine Conservation Society

The Australian Marine Conservation Society AMCS is the voice for Australia's oceans.


The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia’s oceans. We are Australia’s leading national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy seas. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of scientists, educators and passionate advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans since 1965. Our paid and volunteer staff work every day to protect our coasts and oceans.

AMCS works on the big issues that risk our ocean wildlife. Together, we have protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef. We have led the movement to ban whaling, stopped supertrawlers, and protected threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion. Together, our community of ocean lovers save our oceans every day. If you want to help ensure Australia’s coasts and oceans remain healthy and free for tomorrow’s generations, join us today.

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Global ban on commercial whaling

Label my Fish

Land Clearing AMCS

Live shark finning banned in Australia

Mining on the Great Barrier Reef

Save Ningaloo Reef Campaign

Secure the Great Barrier Reef as a marine park

Stop large heavy industrial development 1

Super Trawler Campaign

Save our sharks



Sustainable Seafood

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Fair Catch

Offshore Oil and Gas

Whale protection

Coral Sea Heritage Park

Give Frank a Break

Great Australian Bight AMCS

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Shark Campaign

Keep Top End Coasts Healthy

Marine Protection

Ocean Policy

Plastic pollution

Protect Ningaloo

Protecting threatened species

Queensland Election Vote for our Reef!

Save our Marine Life AMCS

Shark Fin Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

Shark Finning

Species at Risk

Sustainable Fisheries

Sustaining our Fisheries

Top End Sea Life

Water quality and water pollution




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