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!
ffPete's JournalUpdated: 25 August, 2016
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.
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.
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.