Great Barrier Reef

September Monthly Meeting Speaker – Shannon Hurley
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Event: September Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Shannon Hurley
Subject: The GREAT BARRIER REEF
When: 7:30pm Wednesday 30 September 2015
Where: Sandringham Uniting Church Hall, 21 Trentham St, Sandringham. MAP
Flyer: A4 Flyer PDF
Shannon Hurley

Shannon Hurley

Shannon Hurley, from the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), will talk on the Great Barrier Reef at the next BCCAG Monthly Meeting.

AMCS is dedicated to tackling big ocean issues such as the protection of our Great Barrier Reef, fighting for stronger protection of our oceans with more marine parks, advocating for sustainable seafood and sharks, reducing plastic pollution, understanding climate change and much much more.

The passion of the AMCS Victorian team is to advocate for healthy oceans, the urgent need to protect them and promote the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to help care for this beautiful planet and our oceans in which we rely so heavily upon. The team run regular events to create awareness for the fight for our very own natural wonder of the world, The Great Barrier Reef.

Shannon is one of the volunteer coordinators for Victoria. She has been with AMCS for a year, and along with other dedicated volunteers Jimmy and Tayla aims to motivate others to help spread the word on the fight for OUR reef, sustainable seafood, reducing plastic pollution, marine parks and climate change.

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Shannon’s talk will cover:

  • The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and why the reef is such an important ecosystem for our world and us.
  • The threats which face the GBR currently, focusing on coal and port developments and wins we have had since fighting for our reef.
  • Climate change impacts on the Reef and our oceans.
  • What we need to do from here to save our reef.

Shannon will also introduce you to some other work they do to advocate for healthy oceans, such as sustainable seafood. Copies of sustainable seafood guides and additional promotional material will also be available to buy on the night.


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