SA leading national sea lion recovery

May 25, 2023 8:51 am in by
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A national committee discussed the recovery of the endangered Australian sea lion at an Adelaide conference yesterday.

The committee – led by SA’s Department for Environment and Water – will assist the Australian Government in creating a new recovery and conservation plan to action throughout 2023.

SA oceans are home to about 80% of Australia’s sea lion population, and the Malinauskas government says they are committed to protecting the vulnerable mammal.

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Deputy Premier Susan Close says the Australian sea lion is a unique feature in our seas and coastline, which is why the state government is taking the lead on protecting and regenerating their numbers.