Humpback whale tailThe Draft Management Program for managing interactions with humpback whales along the Ningaloo Coast was open for public comment from 13 January to 13 February 2020. The draft sets out humpback whale management arrangements for the Ningaloo Coast. It focuses on in-water interactions but also considers recreational activities, commercial whale watching and other operations. The draft has been prepared by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in consultation with Gnulli joint management partners, commercial operators and scientists. Public input to the draft will help inform the management of humpback whales and is highly valued.

Public submissions on this plan closed on 13 February 2020.

Sunset over Cable Beach. Photo by  Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd

Sunset over Cable Beach. Photo: Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd.

 

The Conservation and Parks Commission, the Yawuru Registered Native Title Body Corporate, the Shire of Broome and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advise that the Guniyan Binba Conservation Park draft joint management plan 2019 were released for public comment.

Ningaloo Marine Park coastal strip

Photo – Aerial view over the Ningaloo Marine Park coastal strip to the southern end of Cape Range. Photo - DBCA

Aerial view over Niiwalarra Island. Photo – DBCA

Aerial view over Niiwalarra Island. Photo – DBCA

The Conservation and Parks Commission, the Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation, and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advise that the Proposed Niiwalarra Islands (Sir Graham Moore Islands) National Park and Lesueur Island Nature Reserve draft joint management plan 2019 has been released for public comment.

View of Mount Stirling from Mount Caroline

Photo – View of Mount Stirling Nature Reserve in the Shire of Quairading from Mount Caroline Nature Reserve in the Shire of Kellerberrin across the Salt River. Photo – Brett Beecham/DBCA.

 

The Conservation and Parks Commission and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (the department) advise that the Wheatbelt Region Parks and Reserves Draft Management Plan 2019 has been released for public comment.