Australian Marine Conservation Society

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Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
Founded 1965
Brisbane, Australia
Type Non-governmental organization
Focus Environmentalism
Location
Area served
Australia
Method Activism
Website www.amcs.org.au

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is an Australian environmental not-for-profit organisation. It was founded in 1965 and works on protecting the health and vitality of Australia's coasts and oceans. It was previously called the Littoral Society.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.

The key focus of AMCS is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), sustainable fisheries and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales. AMCS also works to protect Australia's coasts from inappropriate development, including along the Great Barrier Reef.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for fifty years.

The Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society is author Tim Winton.

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