A once-in-a-decade global forum on parks closed in Sydney on Wednesday calling for an urgent increase in ocean protection and stressing the economic benefits of natural sanctuaries. The World Parks Congress, with representatives from 160 nations, outlined a pathway for achieving a global target to protect at least 17 percent of land and 10 percent of oceans by 2020.
Calling all divers, snorkellers & beach combers, we need you! The ocean needs you!
Come along for a few hours one Spring sunday to collect debris from the ocean and from the beach before it ends up in the ocean!
Whether you can dive or not, we need your capable hands and willingness for a better planet.
Divers need a minimum of Open Water Certification to be able to participate. Please bring your own gear inc. tanks. A mesh bag is most ideal for collecting rubbish. Dive gloves are a must as part of your kit.
Recently, I delivered the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course to a group of divers from Dive Centre Manly. For our dives we headed to Magic Point in south Sydney, a recognised grey nurse shark aggregation.