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Sydney’s ocean loving Chinese take on marine conservation role

Marine conservation is a complex topic which can be made more complicated by language barriers. That’s why Sydney’s Chinese community have been rolling up their sleeves for the past year to encourage better stewardship and conservation of the local marine environment, under the Aquatic Champion program rolled out by Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

Through the Aquatic champion program 40 members of the Chinese community in Sydney learned about the impacts that recreational activities such as boating and fishing have on the aquatic environment. After this training, members from this group have taken on leadership opportunities to deliver key messages to their wider community through peer to peer education.

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