Radio Marinara: Penelope Figgis AO, President of the Australian Marine Conservation Society
Conservationist Penelope Figgis AO was recently appointed President of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). She dials in to chat to the Radio Marinara crew about her experience of conservation activism, and the work of the AMCS. Penelope shares her insights on some of the most critical environmental and marine issues that are impacting us today: ocean acidity, severe global warming, and what societies can do when it comes to protecting their marine protected areas and their health.
She says we've still got some major things we've got to turn around, especially here in Australia, including the proposed oil and gas seismic blasting sites in the area between the Otways (Gadabanud Country) and Tasmania (lutruwita) – a major corridor for marine life such as whales, bluefin tuna, and dolphins, and emphasises that we must also stop industrial development in major areas of marine importance; including the World Heritage-Listed Ningaloo Reef. She says, 'we must, save that one'.
For more information about the work of the Australian Marine Conservation Society: https://www.marineconservation.org.au/