Friends of CSD
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC) is a voluntary non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is Australia’s only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes. For over 50 years they have protected our Great Barrier Reef and the amazing creatures that call our oceans home. Find out how you can help protect our fragile oceans.
You can jump in the water and be inspired by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, but the threats are major, real and immediate. If we respond now with action not apathy, there’s hope.
Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australian-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, one of the major environmental issues worldwide. But if all we do is clean-up, that is all we will ever do.
To successfully solve the problem, the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) was created, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities and organisations that contribute data from rubbish collected during beach and river clean-up events to the AMDI Database, and then work on solutions to stop the flow of litter at the source. The AMDI helps communities look after their coastal environment by providing resources and support programs, and collaborates with industry and government to create change on a large scale.
In Maori and Polynesian mythology, Tangaroa is the god of the ocean. Tangaroa made laws to protect the ocean and its sea creatures “Tiaki mai i ahau, maku ano koe e tiaki”… If you look after me, then I will look after you…” When, after a week-long clean-up event, the whales and dolphins come close to our beach and slap their flippers, we sometimes wonder if it is Tangaroa saying “thank you”.
The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef is a campaign to remove all plastic straws from businesses operating on/around the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Sea Dreaming have proudly signed the pledge and our vessel will forever more be plastic straw!