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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WORLD’S OCEANS AND CLIMATE CHANGE. THE CONVERSATION New report: the chance to rescue the world’s oceans from climate change is drifting away July 3, 2015 6.15am AEST Author Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Director, Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland Disclosure statement … Continue reading
Australian humpback whale comeback a ‘symbol of hope’ Australia’s humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as “a symbol … Continue reading
Biodiversity offsets may allow governments to double dip Thursday, 23 July 2015 Anna Salleh ABC (Source: claudiodoenitzperez/iStockphoto) Compensation paid by developers who damage biodiversity may do more harm than good if it is misused by governments, say researchers. The team, … Continue reading
SHINING A LIGHT ON WORLD OPINION The World Heritage Committee’s deliberations involved far more than a simple tick for the Great Barrier Reef. Jon Day, The Conversation Author Jon C. Day Jon C. Day is a Friend of The Conversation. … Continue reading
GREG HUNT EXPOSED AS A MAN OF STRAW. The Emperor has no clothes. Imagine giving approval to Communist China to allow a massive coal mine in one of Australia’s agricultural icons, the Liverpool Plains. That’s exactly what Greg Hunt, Minister … Continue reading
HUNT’S EXPERT PANEL’S TERMS OF REFERENCE Over the next few days, this blog will reproduce some of the readable sections of the 2050 Plan for the Reef and provide an analysis of the short-comings. The blog will be comparing previous … Continue reading
DISMAL DECISION BY UNESCO It was not unexpected with all the money spent to persuade Convention members that Australia was looking after the Reef that the vote would go in favor of Hunt/Abbott’s efforts. What is really outrageous is the … Continue reading
BONN MEETING FARCE OVER THE REEF. Any tick of the clock the World Heritage Convention meeting will vote on the Reef. The decision will almost certainly be to retain the World Heritage status and to ensure any suggestion of … Continue reading
WWF SELLS OUT ON REEF AT UNESCO MEETING Today’s Courier Mail carried a brief article headed ” Greenies Back Reef Rescue” detailing the fact that WWF will join forces with the Federal Government to ensure the Reef is NOT … Continue reading
Adani Group stops work at Australian mine project; revises budget to fight delays By Rachita Prasad , ET Bureau India Times | 25 Jun, 2015, 03.00AM IST MUMBAI: The Adani group’s ambitious and controversial plan to export Australian coal … Continue reading