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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Australia has embarked on a “whole of government” diplomatic and ministerial lobbying campaign to correct “misinformation” and prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being placed on the Unesco world heritage committee’s “in danger” list, a Senate committee has been told. … Continue reading
No matter how you look at the Great Barrier Reef, it is mind-bogglingly impressive. Geographically, it covers an area of more than 344,000 square kilometres — roughly the size of 70 million football fields — and is so big that … Continue reading
Cane farmers hope a new taskforce to improve run-off into the Great Barrier Reef does not introduce red tape and spoil goodwill. The reef now had its own portfolio in the Queensland Labor Government, and its minister is committing $100 … Continue reading
FRANKSTON and peninsula residents rallied to show their love for the environment on Valentine’s Day last Saturday. The rally, attended by about 50 people, was part of Global Divestment Day, an inaugural worldwide day of action to pressure banks to … Continue reading
US tax dollars must not finance $1bn Great Barrier Reef destruction! The Ecologist 20th February 2015 Tweet A powerful call has gone out the the US Export-Import Bank not to finance a massive coal mine, railway, port terminal and dredged … Continue reading
Our thoughts go out to all those currently experiencing the effects of Cyclone Marcia. We are watching closely and following the updates on the ABC’s website. For safety warnings please bookmark the BOM and keep checking regularly: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/gbroffshore.shtml Severe … Continue reading
The newly sworn-in Queensland Labor government has named Steven Miles – the ‘local dad’ ALP candidate for Mount Coot-Tha – as the state’s first Minister for the Great Barrier Reef. The new role in the Queensland cabinet marks a distinct … Continue reading
APOCALYPSE – THE REAL POSSIBILITIES FOR PLANET EARTH The 12 most likely causes of the Apocalypse, according to scientists. First serious scientific assessment of apocalyptic risks has been published Few of the 12 scenarios arise from situations that out of … Continue reading
Foreign investors not happy about Australia’s approach to carbon emissions. Date February 13, 2015 Clancy Yeates SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Banking reporter Overseas investors are concerned about Australia’s approach to carbon emissions and corporate social responsibility. Photo: Paul Jones Australia’s … Continue reading
AUSTRALIA’S SHAME – THE PLASTIC TSUNAMI Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans … Continue reading