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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Academy of Science dismisses Great Barrier Reef protection plan Updated about 2 hours agoTue 28 Oct 2014, 7:05am The Queensland and Federal Governments have responded to the United Nations’ concerns about threats to the Great Barrier reef by developing a … Continue reading
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
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