Ningaloo Protect is the only thing standing between Australia’s most unique reef and the oil and gas industry threatening to destory the world heritage listed site.
Ningaloo Protect is a non-for-profit grassroots initiative that is made up of people, scientists and advocates who are passionate about Ningaloo and are fighting to protect it's pristine ecosystem from Subsea 7, a multinational oil and gas company that is purposing a development that threatens it.
Ningaloo is one of Australia’s most unique marine ecosystems and it faces it’s biggest threat purposed by industrial development. Subsea 7 has plans to build an oil and gas pipeline within the Exmouth Gulf and if green-lighted, would threaten Western Australias only fringed coral reef and its marine life.
“We’re strapped for cash, short of time and we’re in the fight of our lives but we hope you’ll feel the passion and help us however you can."
Ningaloo is the only fringed reef in Australia, meaning it is the only reef that is connected to the mainland. The reef has attracted an abundance of marine life with Whale Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Manta Rays, Dolphins and many other species residing around the Gulf. Ningaloo plays a vital role in WA’s marine life and is a major site for migration of species, recognised as a nursery site for Humpback Whales.
Ningaloo Protect believes Subsea 7 plan’s will have huge effects on these ecosystems and are calling for people to stand against the development, “We’re strapped for cash, short of time and we’re in the fight of our lives but we hope you’ll feel the passion and help us however you can."
If you would like to support the initiative or join the cause you can find more info on the Ningaloo Protect website CLICK HERE.