Loss of Mangroves

In the Territory we have over a third of Australia's mangroves - protecting our coastline, filtering our waters and providing vital nurseries for our fish stocks. 

The Territory recently suffered one of the worst mangrove dieback events in the world, affecting 1000 kilometres of coastline - an area that supports thousands of marine turtles and dugongs, as well as commercial and recreational fisheries. 

While banned in some states, unbelievably clearing of mangroves is still permitted here in the NT. This is taking its toll - clearing vast areas of mangroves, reducing protection against storm surges and cyclones, and impacting local fishing and tourism. 

Take Action

The Top End’s fishing is amazing, but places such as Darwin Harbour are not as good as they used to be. Pollution is damaging our beaches and coasts. Mangroves are being destroyed. Industrialisation is on the agenda.
 
Ask Territory leaders to help protect our Top End way of life and secure the health of our coasts for the future.

Dear Territory leaders,

The Territory’s unique way of life depends on the health of the great outdoors. There are, however, threats to our coasts that your action now will help to prevent permanently damaging our treasured lifestyle.

A plan to safeguard the Top End’s coasts is needed now. There are proven solutions on offer, including national parks in the sea, Indigenous Sea Country protected areas, and protecting our coasts to support our fishing lifestyle.

Yours Sincerely,

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