AMMCF

Conservation

Applying the findings and learnings from the research to achieve informed and effective conservation outcomes

Aims

  • To promote community and industry awareness and involvement in conservation;

  • To use information from AMMCFs applied research programs for the greater conservation and protection of marine mammals;

  • To align with other conservation organisations for a united conservation voice; and

  • To deliver conservation programs that enhance the natural marine environment.

  • To conduct applied marine mammal research;

  • To be at the leading edge of marine mammal scientific endeavour;

  • To provide support for affiliated research projects;

  • To publish & present results in international peer-reviewed publications and conferences; and

  • To respond to marine mammal stranding events and provide scientific input and recovery assistance for various stakeholders.

Conservation Initiatives

Bin Not Bay

The Bin Not Bay© Marine Environment Litter Program is an Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation initiative designed to raise community and industry awareness and initiate action to protect the marine mammal environment in Port Phillip Bay. Port Phillip Bay is one of several places in southern Australian waters where the recently discovered dolphin species, the Burrunan dolphin, has established a resident population. The Burrunan is listed

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Guidelines for approaching marine mammals in Australian waters

Guidelines for approaching marine mammals in Australian waters There are a number of guidelines in place for specified approach distances for marine mammals. The Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching clearly defines a set of standards for all human activity around cetaceans (dolphins and whales). These standards apply to commonwealth waters, three nautical miles from the coastline. Each State and Territory is responsible

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Listing of the Burrunan dolphin under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Listing of the Burrunan dolphin under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 In 2012 Dr Kate Charlton-Robb submitted a nomination for the Burrunan dolphin, Tursiops australis, to be listed under Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) discussed the submission, sought other professional marine mammal expertise and in March 2013 recommended the Burrunan for listing. The Minister for Environment and Climate

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