Great Barrier Reef in dire straits without extra $500m and ban on dumping

The Great Barrier Reef risks being officially listed as “in danger” unless Australia provides greater funding to reduce pollution and widens a ban on dumping sediment into the reef’s waters, environment groups have told the UN.

In a joint submission to Unesco’s world heritage committee, the World Wildlife Fund and the Australian Marine Conservation Society claim that key concerns over the fading health of the reef are still not being addressed.


By Steve Evans (CC BY-NC 2.0)