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The Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative Trust (ABN 53622559685) is an Australian registered charity and not-for-profit organisation and we invite you to become a member and help support our vision for the future of the natural environment. 

A person or incorporated body may apply to become a member of Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative Trust by writing by emailing to the secretary stating that they:

(a) want to become a member

(b) support the purpose(s) of the company, and

(c) agree to comply with the company’s constitution, including paying the $100 guarantee should the company be wound up. 

vision &purpose

Our purpose is:

  • To protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment, habitats and species of the Coral Sea with a particular emphasis on the area within and around the Conflict Islands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), and the roles this region plays in its connectedness to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) through our joint sharing of the Coral Sea, and

  • To conduct research and education about the natural environment around the Conflict Islands and its connectedness through migratory marine species to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

We want to achieve this purpose through continued enhancement of our conservation initiatives, including:

  • The conservation of endangered marine turtles, sharks and rays in the North Coral Sea, many of which are common and in some cases migratory between PNG and the GBR;

  • The conservation of coral reef habitat that are common to and have connectivity between PNG and the GBR;

  • The encouragement of marine biodiversity through the Coral Sea and in particular the potential to seed the northern reaches of the GBR from the Conflict Islands by protecting them;

  • Education, awareness, empowerment and training of local communities to protect their natural environments, including through beach clean-ups and the prevention of rubbish, particularly plastics, being disposed of in the ocean;

  • Implementation of Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAS’s), within the Coral Sea and the waters of Milne Bay

  • In line with the goals of the 2017 Commonwealth Blue Charter, the Blue Economy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), to work with local land and sea owners and the Governments of PNG and Australia for the sustainable use of ocean resources, whilst preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem.

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