Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

World Heritage Committee stands firm on need for stronger Reef protection

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Viewfinder
Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
© Viewfinder

Posted on 18 June 2014

Fight for the Reef campaigners have welcomed the decision by the World
Heritage Committee (just after 7pm Australian time) to maintain pressure
on Australia to improve protection of the Great Barrier Reef and
address threats from industrial port development, dredging, dumping, and
poor water quality.

“The World Heritage Committee has resisted intense pressure from the
Australian and Queensland Governments to water down its decision on the
Reef,” said WWF-Australia Reef campaigner Richard Leck.

Please read more   under WWF Australia


Yours Constanze Hoffmann

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