Hands Across the Sand events - 2017

Communities across Australia are coming together to #FightfortheBight this Saturday the 20th May. Australia is holding a record number of Hands Across the Sand events from Ceduna to Wollongong!

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New Campaign Champion Toolkit available

You may have heard the fantastic news that BP have pulled out of the Bight, but there is still a line of oil giants waiting behind them, so we need to keep the pressure on.

Keep reading to find out what you can do to help us protect the Bight for good!

BP pulls plug on drilling in the Bight video

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We will FIGHT for the BIGHT

A decision whether to allow BP to carry out risky deep sea exploration drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight is due by Thursday 29th September 2016.

No matter what the decision we will #FightForTheBight.

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Pete's - Operation Jeedara Journal

ffPete's Journal

Updated: 25 August, 2016

Meet Pete

Peter Owen is the director of The Wilderness Society South Australia and a past winner of the South Australian of the Year (Environment).

Over the last decade, The Wilderness Society South Australia has protected vast areas of land and seascape across the Great Australian Bight. These areas include the Nullarbor Plain, Offshore Islands and the declaration of South Australia's 19 marine parks—Australia's first representative marine park network outside the Great Barrier Reef.
 
In 2013, Pete and the team started work on a campaign to stop BP and other Big Oil companies expanding the fossil fuel industry into the Bight, threatening one of the planet’s most significant wilderness areas and a liveable climate.
- See more at: https://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/petes-journal#sthash.FTYln4Yy.dpuf
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Operation Jeedara

Sea Shepherd's flagship vessel Steve Irwin sets sail for Great Australian Bight in opposition to BP's plans to put the Bight at risk.

Operation Jeedara

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Hands Across the Sand - huge success

Hundreds of people lined the shores all across Australia for Hands Across the Sand on Saturday 21st May, to protest against BP’s plans to drill for oil in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.

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6th Anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Today is the 6th anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the worst in history. The true costs of this tragedy continue to emerge. BP wants to start risky deep-sea oil exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight later this year. Hear Chris's message.

 

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The Alliance cleans up oil spill outside BP Melbourne HQ

Today, members of the Great Australian Bight Alliance are taking action outside BP’s Australian Head Office to demonstrate our shared concern about the risky deepwater oil drilling BP Development’s Australia is proposing to undertake in the Great Australian Bight. On the other side of the world later today there will also be a protest at BP's  plans for the Bight have also been targeted by two recent protests in London calling for the British Museum to end its BP sponsorship deal.

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Mirrdinjar - Uncle Bunna's message

Uncle Bunna Lawrie, a Mirning elder and Whale Dreamer from the Nullarbor coast teaches us about ‘Mirrdinjar’ through words and song. “Mirrdinjar is about honouring respect for the ocean and Earth and thanking it for all it provides.” As BP develop their plans to drill for oil off the Nullarbor coast, Uncle Bunna Lawrie reminds us that the Earth, land and sea, are integrated and need to be looked after for all to survive.

This was filmed on land traditionally owned by the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples, proud members of the Kulin nation. Filmed by Stacey Chilcott for Green Collar Productions 2016.

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Ocean Sprites fight for the Bight

Sea Shepherd and The Wilderness Society as part of the Great Australian Bight Alliance stood together in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Parade to highlight the campaign to protect the Great Australian Bight from the oil industry. The coastal towns of southern Australia have much at stake in this fight to keep our beaches and ocean clean, birds and animals safe, businesses thriving and coastal way of life preserved.

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