The Protect Ningaloo web site reports that the ‘historic Save Ningaloo Reef campaign that ran from 2000-2005 was supported by organisations such as the Conservation Council of WA – the state’s premier environmental NGO and the Australian Marine Conservation Society – the nation’s peak marine charity, researchers, tourism operators, rec-fishers, birders and enthusiastic amateur nature lovers from all over the world‘. It seemed that marine sanctuaries and conservation attempts were being heard and acted upon. However, many great steps forward have been trampled on and discarded in the last decade. Ningaloo Reef… Read More
The accelerated expansion of deforestation in tropical forest like the Amazon is an emergency. It requires a united front of organisations that can use a variety of means and actions to reverse the projection of massive forest loss. Another tipping point will soon be past. What can we do?
Polly Higgins has left this realm but her work continues. We are being called to pick up the baton and spread the word whilst the lawyers in the team continue her work. In the words of Jojo Mehta, writer-activist who worked closely with Polly, imagine a world with a million Conscientious Earth Protectors… “There is no more powerful tool to protect the Earth, because when ecocide becomes a crime, corporate behaviour is forced to change. Not because CEOs become liable to prosecution (although they do and that’s an exciting prospect) but because ECOCIDAL PRACTICES BECOME ILLEGAL They can’t be permitted by governments, underwritten by insurers or backed by investors… and so they have to stop.”