The West Australian
The State Government has announced it will create new marine park in the Kimberley.
Premier Colin Barnett and Environment Minister Bill Marmion today said the Government would create Camden Sound Marine Park, about 300km north-east of Broome to help protect humpback whales.
The Pew Environment Group said the announcement had moved the region a step closer to becoming an international tourism and conservation icon alongside the Great Barrier Reef.
"Sanctuaries are critical for protecting feeding and breeding areas and an estimated 22,000 mothers and baby whales now have a safe and secure home during WA’s winter months," director of the Pew Environment Group’s Oceans to Outback Program Barry Traill said.
The marine park will be created by mid-2012 followed by gazettal of the zone boundaries later in the year.
Read the full article, Marine Park Plan for Kimberley, on the West Australian website.