Australian Marine Conservation Society
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is an Australian environmental not-for-profit organisation. It was founded in 1965 as the Queensland Littoral Society before changing its name to the Australian Littoral Society and then finally in 1995 to its current title. It works on protecting the health and vitality of Australia's coasts and oceans.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.
The key focus of AMCS is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), sustainable fisheries and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales. AMCS also works to protect Australia's coasts from inappropriate development, including along the Great Barrier Reef.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for fifty years.
The Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society is author Tim Winton.
- "Final issue". Bulletin of the Australian Littoral Society. St Lucia, Queensland. 18 (1). Feb 1995. Retrieved 5 September 2018.