AUSTRALIAN PROJECT

The Australian project is based in Sydney, New South Wales. We aim to conserve all cetacean species in New South Wales through Science, Education and Conservation.

The Australian project objectives are:

SCIENCE

  • Identify cetacean species (dolphins and whales) in New South Wales
  • Determine the current status of different populations of dolphins and whales in New South Wales
  • Determine the distribution and use of habitat for each population in New South Wales
  • Identify critical and sensitive areas for each species of dolphin and whale in New South Wales
  • Identify anthropogenic threats to dolphin and whale species of New South Wales

EDUCATION

  • Generate future leaders in the conservation of the marine environment
  • Raise awareness on the conservation of the marine environment and wildlife as well as sustainable use of marine resources
  • Incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives of environmental management and sustainable practices
  • Provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from vulnerable communities to engage in marine education programs

CONSERVATION

  • Acknowledge and incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, understanding, and perspectives on conservation and have these as the forefront of operations and education
  • Increase/ improve conservation efforts in marine environments of New South Wales
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of anthropogenic factors influencing marine environments in New South Wales

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