With a massive coastline and unique marine ecosystems, climate change, over fishing, pollution and development are all major threats to Western Australia.
The Greens have strongly supported the development and maintenence of the world-leading system of marine protectected areas installed under the previous government, but which have been reduced to nothing more than lines on the map by Tony Abbott, after the management plans for these protected areas were abolished.
The science about marine protection is clear. Our marine protected areas were designed based on the science, but the Abbott government is conducting another needless and wasteful review at the behest of scaremongerers and special interest groups.
This map shows the current layout of marine parks and protected areas around the WA coast.
You can download a high-resolution version here: