No more shrimp on the barbie? Things are looking bleak beneath the briny deep. Studies have found that up to 99% of Australia’s shellfish reefs have disappeared, bleaching is destroying coral, and overfishing is predicted to cause a food chain collapse. Our home may be girt by sea, but we haven’t done a great job keeping the neighbourhood tidy: we’re still dumping huge amounts of plastic into Southeast Asia, and there’s a floating island of plastic three times the size of France. Merde! Put together, it means all of our marine life is suffering, and our oceans - the lungs of our planet - are gasping.
You don't need to put on a wetsuit or become Aquaman to start saving our oceans. The start line isn’t on our shorefront, it’s actually inside parliament house. Bringing resources into marine conservation will make waves in policy change, leading to a sea of actions and protection at local, national, and global levels. Marine conservation may be an ocean-sized task, but supporting these endeavors isn’t – your donation helps ensure our waters, and the millions of creatures that call it home, can survive and thrive.
Good news: we’ve taken the pain out of choosing a charity, leaving you to soak in those good-giving feels, guilt free. We’ve selected the three best charities to share your donation between – yep, your cash supports all three. Got $30 to donate? That’s $10 winging its way to each of the top three Marine Conservation charities.Donate now