You are here:
Thorny devil © Martin Harvey / WWF
WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcome the announcement that, if elected, an LNP government would retain Queensland’s net free zones.
WWF-Australia said the draft Reef Water Quality Improvement Plan, released today by the Queensland and Australian governments, is far too vague and ignores scientific advice.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee raised the bar on what nations need to do to save their heritage listed coral reefs.
The Whitsunday's Heart Reef has dodged cyclone damage but appears to have suffered some coral bleaching.
WWF-Australia says the 2017 Queensland budget contains some wins for the Great Barrier Reef and the environment, including a boost to Indigenous rangers.
WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman responded to the Adani announcement today saying: “The last thing the Great Barrier Reef needs is another coal mine doomed to fail”.
UNESCO has expressed “serious concern” about the bleaching death of coral on the Great Barrier Reef caused by climate change, in a report released in Paris early this morning.
Researchers have found heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals, and industrial chemicals in the blood of Great Barrier Reef green turtles.
Renowned coral scientist Professor Terry Hughes has revealed an estimate that bleaching has killed about 50% of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral in just two years.
Cyclone Debbie dumped rain in an erosion hot spot in the Burdekin catchment estimated to generate nearly a third of all the sediment that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.
WWF has identified eight priority actions which will conserve the Queensland environment by reducing the environmental pressures identified in the State of the
© WWF Australia 2016, All rights reserved. Photos and graphics © WWF or used with permission. Text
available under a Creative Commons licence.
© Sian Breen / WWF-Aus