South Australia Updates
Kangaroo Island offshore drilling proposal update - April 18, 2013
The Kangaroo Island canyons and upwelling is too precious to risk, yet company Bight Petroleum are proposing seismic testing and drilling for oil and gas in this biodiversity hotspot and whale feeding/aggregation area. Your chance to show support! – Adelaide and Kangaroo Island ‘Hands Across The Sand’ Events, 18th May 2013.
Marine protection in South Australia - April 10, 2013
Late last year, South Australia announced a world-class marine park network for the state. Watch this short video to hear the Wilderness Society's Peter Owen, renowned underwater photographer Valerie Taylor and others share their candid thoughts on this momentous outcome.
We have a Basin Plan. But is it a plan for the future? - March 21, 2013
Diane Bell is a renowned academic and a member of the Wilderness Society's South Australian Committee of Management. Here, she offers her analysis of the Murray Darling Basin Plan to date.
Murray Darling Basin Plan now a reality - March 18, 2013
The Plan to restore the Murray Darling Basin to health will become reality today. The disallowance period has expired and Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, will announce its commencement when Parliament rises.
Supertrawler floating freezer plan scuttled - February 13, 2013
The Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has refused Seafish Tasmania's application to use its super trawler as a floating freezer.
Kangaroo Island seismic testing declared a ‘controlled action’ - January 16, 2013
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has put the brakes on two seismic testing projects in environmentally significant marine areas.