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Energy giant Shell has applied for federal government approval for 60 days' exploration drilling in an area about 50km west of the Ningaloo marine park's boundary.
Recently, we have seen failures of oil exploration and its devastation on the environment.
Australia is not short of cash and needn't allow every Tom, Dick and Harry corporation to abuse its fragile nature by moving in and capitalising on the country's natural resources.
Let's take care of the beautiful environment we have been blessed with and say no to oil exploration anywhere near Ningaloo Reef.
The marine ecosystems of the Riviera Maya are facing a crisis - overfishing and irresponsible tourism practices, in combination with the lack of designated marine park protected areas are killing our reef and marine life.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second largest in the world, is an International Protected Area. However, the section adjacent to the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen, remains unprotected.
The dive community, together with concerned global citizens, can make a difference. We are petitioning local and federal government to regulate responsibly, with concern for the environment.
Please sign this. This petition is asking for greater federal protection, by law, of coral reefs.
Coral reefs are a vital part of the marine ecosystem and due to boats, global warming, pollution, and other causes, coral reefs are starting to die off. There is only one coral reef in all of America! I am lucky enough to observe this ecosystem [and not do damage to it] and i want my children and my grandchildren to be able to do the same instead of looking in books and at movies of what used to be a beautiful thing.
Also, if the coral reef is harmed then it hurts things as small as a clown fish to things as large as a blue whale. I hope you will sign this petition asking for greater coral reef protection.
I may only be 13 years old but it doesn't matter. I am a citizen who is passionate about this subject and this is what is right.