Australia Investing $377 Million To Protect Great Barrier Reef
01 May, 2018, 12:43 | Author: Kathy Ellis
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the money would go towards improving water quality, tackling predators, and expanding restoration efforts. Corals are also threatened by the much more insidious problem of ocean acidification - dissolved carbon dioxide makes water more acidic, which dissolve coral skeletons and stress corals, causing bleaching.
Speaking to reporters after the project's unveiling Sunday, Australian Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said the reef was under a lot of pressure, but those challenges could be overcome.
The funding is part of a conservation plan in which the Australian government is partnering with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to "improve and monitor the long-term health of the reef", CNN reports. "The more we understand about the reef, the better we can protect it".
The Great Barrier Reef homes world's largest collection of coral reefs with a variety of over 400 types of species.
Greenpeace's CEO for the Australia Pacific region said the investment did nothing to tackle the impacts of climate change at the source.
"We're delighted to continue working with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as they explore the possibilities this funding provides, including opportunities to seek co-funding from investors to add to this investment". This is a matter of concern because such bleaching was noticed in 1998 and 2002 but, appears to have become more frequent now probably due to climate change.
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The Great Barrier Reef, which can be seen from space, covers 348,000 square kilometers and was world-heritage listed in 1981 as the most spectacular coral reef on the planet, according to the website of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO. He commented on Twitter that "you can not "rescue" the Great Barrier Reef without cutting carbon emissions".
One of the main threats to the reef is the use of pesticides by farmers. We must address crown-of-thorns-starfish outbreaks. "These funds represent an unequalled opportunity to create a legacy of hope for future generations".
The Marine Park Authority will also receive an additional $42.7 million for its joint field management program over the next six years.
Australia has funded 500 million Australian dollars ($379 million) to the Great Barrier Reef restoration.
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