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WWF-Australia today released dramatic new video showing the Great Barrier Reef suffering mass bleaching for an unprecedented second year in a row.
The 2016 mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has set back – by at least two decades – efforts to improve the condition of our national icon. That’s the view of a group of independent experts who have just provided UNESCO with their own evaluation of the Reef 2050 Plan, including ways it can be improved.
Green turtles at Great Barrier Reef's Upstart Bay have among the highest blood levels of cobalt ever recorded with many developing a mysterious eye infection.
A concerned citizen has provided WWF with photographs including a turtle hatchling emerging beside a lump of coal at East Point Beach, Mackay, which is near Hay Point – the largest coal port alongside the Great Barrier Reef.
An analysis by WWF-Australia shows tree clearing continues to plague Great Barrier Reef catchments with landholders notifying, in just the last four months, that they will clear another 70,000 hectares.
Jacobs Report: Investing in the Great Barrier Reef as economic infrastructure
WWF-Australia says Australia’s progress report to UNESCO “is not accurate” when it claims that 90% of actions in the Reef 2050 rescue plan are completed, underway or on track.
A new analysis finds that Australia has failed on a promise to control tree clearing to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Coral spawning at Lizard Island this year has been reduced by coral bleaching.
WWF Australia has condemned the Queensland Government’s decision to declare Adani’s combined coal mine and rail project to be "critical infrastructure" in order to fast-track remaining approvals.
Reef 2050 Long-term sustainability plan progress on implementation.
Review by Great Barrier Reef Independent Review Group
In just over seven months, landholders have notified the Queensland government they intend to clear more than 270,000 hectares of bushland and forest.
Let's give the Great Barrier Reef’s true colours a fighting chance.
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