Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSABottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

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 contact us and let us know.

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
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
Edithburgh Coastcare 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

Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board Kangaroo Island, Investigator Strait & Southern Ocean
Natural Resources Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges State government agency responsible for natural resource management. Often partnering with community groups on marine and coastal conservation projects.

By Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc.

Established in 1976, the Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to understanding, promoting and conserving South Australia's marine biodiversity. Many of the articles found on this blog were originally published in the Society's monthly newsletters or annual journals.

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