What we recommend

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There are two main things that we want to make clear to the West Australian Government regarding the proposed Maiyalam, Mayala, and Bardi Jawi Marine Parks:

  1. West Australians want to see natural and cultural heritage carefully managed into the future. To that end, we urge the West Australian Government to respect Traditional Owner wishes and the co-design process they have initiated by keeping the Special Purpose Cultural Protection Zones' size and regulations. 
  2. For the park to be an enduring success, the quality, funding and implementation of active management post declaration is vital. We want to see Dambeemangarddee, Mayala and Bardi Jawi Traditional Owners at the centre of delivery and management of the proposed marine parks.