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UNESCO issues fresh threat to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

Categories: All,Environment,Issues,Port of Hastings,Sustainability

Greenpeace banner urging UNESCO to save the Great Barrier Reef, at the Sydney Aquarium , Australia
Alarming news regarding the Great Barrier Reef. UNESCO is virtually telling us that the GBR will go on the danger list – a huge blow to its prestige as a World Heritage List site – unless various governments and agencies lift their game and protect it properly. Dredging came in for a particularly hard serve.
See the transcript of ABC AM item on this here:http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2014/s3995535.htmThe implications for dredging around Australia must surely be clear now! Dredging is not an acceptable activity in areas of fragile environment! Not now, not ever!

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