An Australian Coral Sea Heritage Park

An international coalition presented a proposal to the government of Australia to create the world's largest no-take marine park in the Coral Sea, an area that is important to the world's marine environment and significant in its deep historical and cultural ties to the region.

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Luke Warwick

Former Project Director, Global Shark Conservation

Luke Warwick joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2011, bringing 10 years of marine conservation policy expertise to the global shark conservation campaign. Pew’s global shark conservation program works with government leaders, scientists, fisheries experts, diplomats, and survivors of shark attacks to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to help rebuild their populations through habitat protection, catch and trade regulation, and demand reduction. Warwick was a key member of the Pew team that helped win groundbreaking trade restrictions for commercially exploited sharks in 2013 through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Before joining Pew, Warwick led the U.K. government’s work on marine species protection. In that capacity, he developed and implemented domestic and international policies to protect vulnerable marine species, focusing on sharks, cetaceans, and seabirds. He has worked on projects in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Warwick studied oceanography and marine biology at the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre.