04 Jun '12, 2pm

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Under Serious Threat, New Report Shows

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Under Serious Threat, New Report Shows

As World Oceans Day approaches, we've heard some unfortunate news about the most iconic reef in the world: the Great Barrier Reef. While we've always held high hopes for the recovery of this amazing and important location, it certainly has had its share of challenges -- and those challenges may be adding up to something that cannot be overcome. Reuters reports , "Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is under imminent threat from industrial development and may be considered for listing as a world heritage site "in danger" within the next year, a U.N. report said this week." With the area set to see as much as a ten-fold increase in shipping traffic and other pressures such as coastal development and the grounding of ships on the reef , the fragile ecosystem is in serious peril. "Australian organizations managing the reef have adopted high-quality practices, UNESCO said, bu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/australias-g...

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