The Great Australian Bight is one of the most pristine ocean environments left in the world. It supports vibrant coastal communities, jobs and recreational activities.
Flanked by the longest continuous sea cliffs in the world, the Bight is a haven for whales, fish, birds, marine mammals, plants life and an array of invertebrate ecosystems.
Peter Owen, Director of Wilderness Society South Australia will teach us about this environment, the risks posed by deep sea oil mining, and what the Great Australian Bight Alliance is doing to protect the Bight.
Peter Owen is Director of the Wilderness Society in South Australia. Over the past decade, Pete and the team at TWSSA have been instrumental in the protection of vast areas of land and seascape including the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia’s Offshore Islands, the Arkaroola Mountains, the Mawson Plateau, the declaration of the state’s 19 Marine Parks and the campaign to protect the Great Australian Bight from risky deep sea oil drilling and the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.Pete is a past recipient of the South Australian of the Year for environmental protection and in 2016 was awarded the Australian Environmentalist of the Year from The Bob Brown Foundation.
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