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A New Generation of Laws and Policies for the Sea
Australia’s seas and global oceans as a whole are at a cross-road. Increases in the scale and reach of global fisheries, pollution, global warming and other threats are now placing at risk the nature of the sea and the food and services it delivers for humanity.
Little known is that for many years Australia has led the world on many aspects of marine conservation and management. But a new generation of laws and policies is needed if we are to protect special seascapes such as the Great Barrier Reef and all our marine life, in the next decades and century to come.
One of Australia’s leaders in ocean conservation, Robert Hill, was an acclaimed former Australian Environment Minister and UN Ambassador, and put in place fundamental improvements in the management and conservation of Australia’s seas. He will detail the new approaches needed for Australians and their governments to conserve the blue parts of our world.
What is The Thomas Conservation Oration?
In 2010 philanthropist David Thomas established the Thomas Foundation Conservation Oration to raise awareness of international findings important to the conservation of biodiversity.
This annual event brings a renowned international conservation expert to Australia for the Thomas Foundation Conservation Oration – an engaging 60 minute address that presents a critical environmental issue affecting our natural landscape and ways we as society can make a difference. Previous Thomas Foundation Conservation Orators have included Harvey Locke, Dr Aaron Bernstein, Dr Wade Davis, Professor Callum Roberts and Professor Daniel Pauly.
The Thomas Conservation Oration 2016 is presented by the Thomas Foundation as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane.
Cultural Forecourt, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia