A number of community and environmental groups are actively involved in marine conservation work or advocacy in South Australia. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it assume that listed groups are in any way affiliated with the Marine Life Society of South Australia. If you would like to add a group to this list, please
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Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation Port Adelaide, attends to sick or injured marine life state-wide
Conservation Council of SA Inc. South Australia’s peak body for the environment. MLSSA is a financial member.
Clean Bight Alliance Australia Concerned about the risks associated with oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight
Eco-Action Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island
Fleurieu Marine Life Inc. Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay
Fox Shark Research Foundation Foundation created by Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions. Aims to inspire the appreciation and understanding of great white sharks through research and education.
Friends of Gulf St. Vincent Aims to foster a unified community approach to the protection and wise use of Gulf St. Vincent.
Friends of Rapid Bay Jetty Dedicated to the conservation of one of SA’s premier dive sites, the former BHP jetty at Rapid Bay, Fleurieu Peninsula, Gulf St. Vincent.
Head of Bight Visitors Centre Whale watching and information centre at the Nullarbor cliffs, Great Australian Bight.
Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch Organisation dedicated to cetacean monitoring and conservation. Current financial member of MLSSA. Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbor, Investigator Strait & Backstairs Passage, Southern Ocean
Marine Discovery Centre Star of the Sea School, Henley Beach
Nature Education Centre Adelaide
Oil Free Seas – Kangaroo Island Facebook group opposing oil and gas exploration and development off Kangaroo Island.
Port Vincent Reef Watch
Yorke Peninsula, Spencer Gulf
Reef Watch Statewide conductors of volunteer reef surveys, both sub-tidal and intertidal. Always seeking divers, snorkelers and beach-combers to participate.
Scuba Divers Federation of SA Organisation representing the interests of scuba divers in SA. MLSSA is a financial member.
Sea Shepherd (Adelaide) Adelaide chapter of this international marine conservation organisation.
South Australian Whale Centre Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay, Southern Ocean
St Kilda Mangrove Trail & Interpretive Centre
St. Kilda, Gulf St. Vincent
WDC (Whale & Dolphin Conservation) Australasian branch of established cetacean conservation organisation. Based in Port Adelaide.
Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc., The State branch of an established, national environmental organisation.
Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch volunteers in action, October 2014
Catchment, Coastcare & Residents Groups
Aldinga Bay Coastcare Inc.
Aldinga Bay Residents Association
Carrickalinga North Bay Group
Fleurieu Peninsula, Gulf St. Vincent
Cultana Jenkins Shack Owners Association
Point Lowly, Upper Spencer Gulf
Yorke Peninsula, Gulf St. Vincent
Foul Bay Coastcare
Yorke Peninsula, Investigator Strait
Friends of Back Beach
Port Augusta, Upper Spencer Gulf
Friends of Patawalonga Creek West Beach, Adelaide, Gulf St. Vincent
Friends of Sceale Bay
Eyre Peninsula, Great Australian Bight
Friends of Telowie Beach
Port Germein, Upper Spencer Gulf
Inman River Catchment Landcare Group Fleurieu Peninsula
Robe Coastcare Robe, Southern Ocean
Sandpiper Place Dune Corridor Group
Southern Ocean Coastcare Covering SA’s south-east, from the Victorian border to the Coorong.
Semaphore Park Coastcare
Simms Cove Coastcare Group
Moonta, Spencer Gulf
Tennyson Dunes Group Tennyson, Gulf St. Vincent
Supporting Government Agencies