Conserving the Nature of Shark Bay
The international conservation significance of Shark Bay’s natural values was recognised with its World Heritage listing
in 1991. Shark Bay therefore requires careful management to ensure these values are not compromised, diminished or destroyed. Whilst conserving the nature of Shark Bay is largely the role of the Department of Environment and Conservation, locals and visitors alike have a role to play in protecting this special place.
Shark Bay is one of the world’s most significant natural sites. Click here
to find out why Shark Bay is so significant.
A range of practical projects are underway to conserve the natural ecosystems of Shark Bay. Click here
for an update on the most recent projects aiming to restore Shark Bay’s natural values.
Research for conservation
Data from scientific studies not only add to our understanding of the region, but have practical application, ranging from the captive breeding of endangered species to the rehabilitation of entire ecosystems. Click here
for information on current studies.