Protect Ningaloo

This campaign focusses on protecting Exmouth Gulf, Ningaloo, from industrialisation.
Protect Exmouth Gulf from industrialisation


Exmouth Gulf is globally important and intricately connected to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. It Is known as ‘Ningaloo’s nursery’ and is a stronghold for many threatened marine species. It is also home to one of the world’s largest humpback whale populations. We’re working to protect this special place from the threat of industrial development, whilst building a sustainable, positive future for the area. Help us protect Exmouth Gulf, from industrialisation.

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Exmouth Gulf is a diverse, unique, world-class environment. An abundance of marine life shelters in the gulf, including many threatened and protected species, such as dugongs, turtles, dolphins, whales, sea snakes and birds – just to name a few! It is also a critical resting and nursing area for one of the world’s largest humpback whale populations. The Gulf has strong ecological linkages with the renowned Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, including as a nursery and adult foraging ground for many species that live on Ningaloo Reef. Juvenile fish grow in the safety of mangroves before traveling out to the reef. There are still mysteries to solve at this wondrous place and it is a developing frontier for marine science. The Gulf is under threat from industrial development – we are fighting to protect it, but we need your help.

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Campaign Details

Group Leading this Campaign: Australian Marine Conservation Society

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Campaign Ran From: 2022 to 2023

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