Return to Djulpan

Following on from the successful 2018 remote clean-up campaign, Sea Shepherd returns to the sacred shores of Djulpan in North-East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory and is again confronted by a new wave of plastic pollution.

In collaboration with the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation’s hard working Rangers and Sea Shepherd’s volunteer crew, together they removed over a tonne of trash a day including 12.1 tonnes from an 8.5 kilometre stretch of beach.

With Djulpan an important nesting ground for Vulnerable and Endangered turtles, it wasn’t just plastic spread across beach area but astonishingly dozens and dozens of turtle tracks and nests. Tragically, some turtles were found dead, succumbing to the impacts of plastic debris.

This annual mission to clean-up Djulpan from the increasing tide of trash has become a key conservation campaign to safeguard marine life and their habitats along this stunning and remote stretch of coastline.

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Ŋilmurru bukmak djäka wäŋawu – All of us together, looking after country.


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