Post of the Month: Threatened Australian Sea Lions Unprotected in Proposed Government Sanctuaries Plan

This month’s post of the month as decided by number of readers was: Threatened Australian Sea Lions Unprotected in Proposed Government Sanctuaries Plan.

With just over a month to go in the public consultation period for the draft marine sanctuaries for Australia’s South West, the lack of protection of key Australian Sea Lion habitat despite more than 256 sea lions a year dying in fishing nets has hit a cord with readers.

You can find out more about the campaign for marine sanctuaries in the South West, and take action online, at Save Our Marine Life.

There are also online petitions you can sign at CCWA and Care2.

You can discover the amazing marine life and underwater world of the South West in the online flip book Atlantis Found.

Note you can subscribe to the Happy Squid blog by email via the box at the top of the right hand column of this page or follow me on Twitter (@Happy_Squid).

Welcome to month seven of Australia’s ‘year of the oceans’ when a network of new marine reserves right around the country will be established, starting with the unique south west region.

Happy July!

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