Great Barrier Reef Blog
The Great Barrier Reef Blog is intended as a forum for discussion about the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the life it sustains. There an numerous threats to the very existence of this natural wonder and here, we attempt to identify them and appropriate strategies for countering them. Unfortunately many power brokers believe that the Reef is either a insignificant dumping ground for the Oil and Gas industries, or a resource zone at the service of such. This is unimaginable considering that the decline of the Great Barrier Reef has been well documented by marine scientist, conservationists and locals alike.
We believe that by fostering discussion, transparency and community support for the protection of the Reef, it’s possible to change the tide of destruction and provide the Reef with what it needs the most, time to recover.
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ABBOT POINT DREDGE SPOIL TO BE DUMPED IN WETLANDS Townsville protests threat to Great Barrier Reef Saturday, October 25, 2014 By Chris McCoomb The controversial issue of where to dump dredge spoil from the Abbot Point coal port expansion was … Continue reading
Oceans. How should we protect them? The evidence stacks up that we’re wrecking the oceans. What should we do? Salon Staff (Credit: USFWS via Flickr) A study released this week concludes that the biomass of large predatory fish (the … Continue reading
Great Barrier Reef Video – Mining v Environmental Value 22 October 2014 Last updated at 21:23 BST Great Barrier Reef Video – The Great Barrier Reef off the north-east coast of Australia is regarded as one of the Seven Natural … Continue reading
Reef Fish Stocks – Researchers at James Cook find that larvae development is significantly stunted by murky water and increased sediment Reef Fish Stocks – Fish populations could be significantly damaged by the dredging of seabed sediment, with new … Continue reading
Peter Carey calls Abbott government ‘inhumane’ 6:56pm, Oct 22 Antonia Acott Entertainment Editor 4 Acclaimed Australian author Peter Carey says that the Abbott government is ‘inhumane’, becoming the second high-profile writer in a week to criticise Australia’s political leadership. Peter … Continue reading
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef? By Jon Donnison BBC News, Queensland coast Jump media player Media player help Related Stories New plan for Australia reef dumping Great Barrier Reef outlook ‘poor’ Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine“An icon … Continue reading
GBRMPA AUTHORITY LOSES THE PLOT AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP Upheaval at Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Era of global leadership may be over Posted on October 21, 2014 – 8:41pm, by MPA News staff For nearly 30 years, dating back … Continue reading
GREAT BARRIER REEF TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE SET UP. New committee members to advise on Reef tourism Published: 21/10/2014 Helping to ensure tourism use remains ecologically sustainable will be one of the key roles of new members appointed to a … Continue reading
ADANI NOT WANTED – INDIA NEEDS RENEWABLE ENERGY Take it from us in India: the world needs renewables, not more Australian exported coal Carmichael’s coal will be exported to India from Queensland. But India’s clean energy industry is already booming … Continue reading
TRADE DEALS SELLING OFF AUSTRALIA ARE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT POLICIES Reading between the lines and thoroughly researching the business/financial news, the enormous effort the Abbott government is making to sell off Australia’s precious agricultural lands, viable farm operations and mineral resources … Continue reading