Posted by James Cordwell · February 14, 2017 3:52 PM
Do you have a passion for the Top End? Is the unique coastal lifestyle of the Northern Territory important to you? Keep Top End Coasts Healthy is hiring, and is your chance to lead the delivery of the Keep Top End Coasts Healthy campaign!
Posted by James Cordwell · December 14, 2016 12:50 PM
Saltwater Secrets, produced by award-winning filmmakers Bluebottle Films, explores our incredible Top End coasts, the threats they are currently facing, and the fishers, tourism businesses and local communities coming together to protect them.
Posted by James Cordwell · August 22, 2016 4:27 PM
Urgent action is needed to tackle the Darwin Harbour oil spill. Following the 30 km oil spill in Darwin Harbour, our team went out on Saturday to collect these samples. We call on the Government and EPA to find out exactly what is out there.
NT's Legacy of Environmental Failure Hits the Coast
Posted by Jacqueline Taylor · July 27, 2016 5:41 PM
A searing new report points to repeated failures by NT governments to establish and maintain credible protections of the Territory’s marine and coastal environment. The report, prepared for the Keep Top End Coasts Healthy alliance, identifies poor decision-making, inadequate laws, a lack of transparency and incompetent oversight and regulation has already had a disastrous effect on areas of the coast. The report recommends a complete overhaul of environmental assessment laws, an end to the clearing of mangroves, and requiring public participation in decision-making.
Read the full Health Check Report - Click Here
Posted by Jacqueline Taylor · July 26, 2016 2:47 PM
In the lead up to the Territory election, Labor has announced a Coastal and Marine Management Strategy. It’s good news for fishers, tourism, small business and the environment!
The plan includes completion of the Limmen Bight Marine Park and its seabed mining ban, re-establishment of the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee, rejection of the Bayview development and measures to research and protect our mangroves.
But we want to guarantee all Territorians benefit from marine protection. To do this, we need to see a similar commitment from all sides of politics. Read more from ABC News, Channel Nine, and NT News.
Read our media release below.
Representatives from the commercial fishing industry, recreational fishers, tourism operators and conservationists came together to express concerns regarding the impacts of finfish trawling in the Northern Territory.
Read the Australian Marine Conservation Society's full media release below or on Channel Nine News Darwin and the ABC.
Port Melville Approved Despite Expert Advice on Impact to Wildlife
Posted by Jo Hurford · June 24, 2016 12:02 PM
Freedom of Information documents show the controversial Port Melville on the Tiwi Islands was approved by the Federal Government despite internal advice it was likely to have adverse impacts on a number of our threatened species, including shorebirds, dugongs and olive ridley turtles.
It was also approved with no written procedures on how to shutdown supply from 30 million litre diesel tanks or deal with major spills if needed.
The Port was built to withstand a category two cyclone, yet Elcho Island further east along the NT coastline suffered from a category four cyclone in 2015 and the old Port Melville was destroyed by a cyclone in 2007.
Read the full article by the ABC here or by The Australian here.