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The Great Barrier Reef

"Australia urged the UN's World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the 'in danger' list to protect their tourism industry. But that doesn't mean the ecological treasure is not in danger."


Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, Australia, Oceania.


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Danielle Kedward's curator insight, September 12, 2015 7:38 AM
World Heritage for Year 7
Sally Egan's curator insight, November 23, 2015 6:29 PM

Great article for the GBR as an ecosystem at risk.

Chris Costa's curator insight, December 1, 2015 4:27 PM

I have enjoyed the emphasis on the human aspect of geography in this course, and how geography impacts us. However, as much as the world influences us, we do have a substantial amount of influence on the composition of the planet, oftentimes for the worse. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest wonders of the world, home to some of the most spectacular sights one can see; as someone who has been scuba diving a handful of times, I can only imagine what it must be like to explore such a world below the surface, seeing all the life that surrounds me. I would love to be able to at some point in my life, but there is a great probability that I might never get the opportunity, as the reef is dying- fast. 50% of the reef has been lost over the past 3 decades, and while Australia has pledged to reserve over a billion dollars to fund conservation efforts, it might be a case of too little, too late. Man-made climate change as a whole is taking a toll on one of nature's greatest treasures, and it might be out of the hands of the Australian damage to reverse the damage that has already been done. I would love to have the opportunity to see this one day, and I hope I get to, but I don't know if I ever will if current rates of reef loss continue. Here's to hoping humanity gets it act together and tries to save the geography we often take for granted; we won't like the ugly landscapes that will follow if we don't.

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Great Barrier Reef: protecting its future

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem on earth and one of the best managed marine areas in the world. At 348000 square kilometres, the ...
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Is the Great Barrier Reef on Death Row?

Professor JEN Veron, former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and widely regarded as the world's leading authority on coral reef ...
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eReefs: Providing water quality information for the Great Barrier Reef

eReefs is a collaborative project to help protect and preserve the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The eReefs Project will provide vital tools for decision making...
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Protecting reef should be priority: poll - NEWS.com.au

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A poll shows Australians want those in power to make protecting the Great Barrier Reef a priority. Source: AAP.
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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1200 miles (2000 km) of islands and submerged reefs.
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Great Barrier Reef

Allen Farmer narrates 2 hour special for Animal Planet. Stunningly beautiful footage of the remarkable Great Barrier Reef. Proud and honored to be selected t...
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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

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As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:50 PM

Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 2014 11:01 AM

Add water to geography education curriculum? You better believe it. The crisis of the 21st century is and will be water.  

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:36 AM

summer reading KQ2: How have humans altered the Earth's environment?  Water Security

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: Scientific, ecosystem based management

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The Great Barrier Reef and Climate Change

GREAT BARRIER REEF The Great Barrier Reef has amongst the largest concentration of biodiversity on Earth with 1500 species of fish, 360 species of hard coral...
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Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredge spoil dumping from Hay Point - The Guardian

Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredge spoil dumping from Hay Point - The Guardian | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The Guardian Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredge spoil dumping from Hay Point The Guardian The government body that protects the Great Barrier Reef has approved the dumping of more than 370,000 cubic metres of dredge spoil in the marine...
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Great Barrier Reef Sediment Dump Approved For One Of World's Most Fragile Ecosystems

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SYDNEY (AP) — The government agency that oversees Australia's Great Barrier Reef has approved a plan to dump vast swathes of sediment on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion.

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Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping - Daily Beast

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Slate Magazine Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping Daily Beast Australia's government has plans to open up the Great Barrier Reef—a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site—to a coal port that would dump millions of tonnes of...
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