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The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef and Climate Change
"The Australian Government’s Biodiversity
Vulnerability Assessment finds that Australia’s unique biodiversity is highly vulnerable to climate change. Biodiversity – all living things - underpins our quality of life, our economy and much of our national identity ... "
How healthy is the Great Barrier Reef?
"If the Great Barrier Reef was a person, doctors would describe it as a patient with serious chronic conditions that have to be closely monitored and managed ... "
Here's how you can help save the Great Barrier Reef today
"Like all the world’s coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. Global warming, storm damage, crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) outbreaks and pollution have all had an impact on the Reef over recent years. But even having suffered all this, the world’s largest living organism is still a spectacular sight and with all of our help, the Reef will not only survive, but thrive ... "
Which rivers are polluting the Great Barrier Reef?
"The Great Barrier Reef stretches along Australia’s northeastern coast, a spine of 3,800 reefs and atolls arcing through the Coral Sea. Together, they form the largest living structure on Earth ... "
Great Barrier Reef | World Wildlife Fund
"Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's seven natural wonders, it is a prized World Heritage Area, the largest reef system and the biggest living structure on the planet."
Reef on path to destruction and ‘clever science can’t fix it’
"Australia’s foremost coral reef scientist Professor Terry Hughes says government plans to restore the Great Barrier Reef are doomed to failure because they’re too small and expensive, while the rate of catastrophic bleaching events are already recurring faster than corals can recover ... "
Australian Marine Conservation Society | Our Great Barrier Reef
"Our Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most biologically diverse ecosystems - home to turtles, corals and clownfish like Nemo. But its future is threatened by mining giant Adani, colossal new coal mines, carbon pollution and creeping industrialisation. Australia must embrace renewable energy and save our reef ... "