The Australian – Reef becomes a sounding board for science

The Australian 18 Jun 2013, by JENNIFER FORESHEW THE rarely heard underwater sounds of the Great Barrier Reef are now being captured by a cutting-edge acoustic recorder. The JASCO Applied Sciences Autonomous Multichannel Acoustic Recorder Generation 3 (AMAR G3), which is moored at a depth off 20m at Wheeler Reef off Townsville, will record...

The Sydney Morning Herald – Reef on brink of ‘danger’ listing

Tom Arup Environment editor, The Age The Great Barrier Reef will be listed “in danger” by the United Nations unless Australia addresses key threats from industrialisation. On Tuesday a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Cambodia passed a recommendation to consider adding the reef to the list next year if the steps aren’t...

Please donate your Reef Images

Reef Images Wanted Please donate your images of the Great Barrier Reef and its’ wildlife to our campaigns. We’d prefer to direct the funds that are so generously donated by the public to powering our campaigns. But we always need vivid, compelling images of The Great Barrier Reef, it’s wildlife and the threats they...

Is toxic run-off from mining changing reef environment?

Worried about Great Barrier Reef water pollution? Look at mining, not agriculture The Conversation – 6 February 2013, 11.13am EST The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is both a national marine park and a World Heritage Area. But next to the reef, a catchment of 400,000km2 is almost completely developed for agriculture, predominantly beef grazing...

Why do Crown of Thorns Starfish invade reefs?

Crown of Thorns starfish invasions are local, not alien. Thursday, March 8, 2012 When crown-of-thorns starfish invade a reef in numbers, the results are devastating. It’s been assumed that they show up like alien invaders, their larvae washing in from elsewhere and taking rapacious advantage of a virgin reef. But new evidence suggests that’s...

DUGONG DHARMA – Please help stop the slaughter

Once upon a time, dugongs were plentiful off the east coast of Australia. They were times before humanity’s greed overwhelmed the environment, destroying the precious natural heritage of our world. “One of the fishermen of Wide Bay told the writer.. he had seen a mob of dugong which appeared to fill the water with...

Please help stop the slaughter of endangered dugons – write a letter today

Stop the Slaughter of Dugongs – Write a Letter Australians, in general, are fed up with our political parties, our political leaders, the scientific community and the media. The apathy with which the ongoing destruction of Australia’s environmental heritage is greeted by those in power is tragic, stupid, arrogant and irresponsible. Unless the politicians...

SBS World News – Trawler damages Great Barrier Reef

SBS World News – Trawler damages Great Barrier Reef 6 Jun 2013, 4:26 pm – Source: AAP A fishing trawler has run aground on the Great Barrier Reef off central Queensland, spilling some oil and damaging the coral. A commercial fishing trawler has damaged the Great Barrier Reef and spilled diesel fuel after running...

INDIGENOUS SLAUGHTER OF ENDANGERED SPECIES HAS TO END

Australians for Animals firmly believes Native Title cannot be allowed to trump the protection of our wildlife. The laws which protect our unique and rapidly disappearing wildlife must cover every Australian, indigenous and white alike. Endangered means endangered. There must be no slaughter. In Australia, the killing of endangered dugongs, turtles and other species...

Speakers warn about the threat of ‘radical green’ groups – Gladstone Observer

Owen Jacques | 30th May 2013 4:00 PM IF EVER there was a flashing neon sign demanding the attention of anti-gas activists Lock the Gate, it was the APPEA energy conference held in Brisbane this week. But the recognisable yellow triangle of the group was nowhere to be seen. More than 3000 delegates from...

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