The Australian Greens are launching ‘Bight 2020’; A campaign to see the Great Australian Bight protected on the United Nations’ World Heritage list.
Seeking World Heritage protection of the Great Australian Bight is a lengthy process that requires the Government to support an application to United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Applications can be made in February each year, and the Greens believe with political will, this can be achieved by February 2020.
But we need your help to make this a reality!
Come celebrate with Sarah and the Greens team, as we launch the campaign, Bight 2020.
- Special Guest - Uncle Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder and Whale Songman.
- An exclusive audio-visual experience into the Great Australian Bight thanks to Sea Shepherds Operation Jeedara expedition.
- Learn about the Bight2020 campaign vision, find out how you can help the campaign and become a Bight club member.
The first rule of Bight Club is --- you must talk about Bight club.
About the Bight
The Great Australian Bight is under increasing threat from multinational fossil fuels companies wanting to drill for oil and gas, risking tourism and fishing industries, coastal communities and the precious marine life that call it home.
There is no social license for oil and gas drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
We’ve chased off BP and Chevron, but with Statoil still planning on to drill for oil in the Bight, we must do what we can to make sure it is protected. Future generations should not have to spend their lives fending off big oil and gas when we have the chance to do something to protect the Bight now.
Just last year, scientists discovered 275 species and a further 887 species already known to science were found in the Bight for the first time. The underwater environment is so diverse that scientists are yet fully to understand the richness of this complex ecosystem. We must protect it.
The Greens will always stand with South Australia’s coastal communities in opposing multinational fossil fuels companies plans for drilling in the Bight.