The ACRS strongly supports the following proposed actions: • A commitment to more ambitious targets to reduce Queensland’s greenhouse gas emissions. • A transition to a clean-energy, low-carbon economy, with the long-term aim of 100% renewable energy by 2050. • To be the second Australian state to sign the ‘Under 2 MOU,’ put forward by […]
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Australia is a world leader in the management of marine ecosystems, yet the threats faced by reefs are growing at an unprecedented rate. Solutions to these problems lie in environmental governance and climate change mitigation. Below we highlight the primary threats to coral reefs, and the policies proposed to address them by the two major […]
Declining water quality has already led to decreased coral diversity and coverage on coastal reefs of the GBR. Importantly, mangroves have the ability to reduce impacts of water quality. Australia has the 2nd largest area of mangroves in the world. Below, we have highlighted the benefits of mangroves, and recommend immediate action to protect and […]
Prof Peter Mumby ACRS Vice President Marine Spatial Ecology Lab The University of Queensland November 2011 Reef managers world-wide are trying to take action to build the resilience of coral reefs to climate change, as well as local pressures such as pollution. Much is known about the resilience of reefs and large seaweeds can cause […]
Dr Laurence McCook Science-based Management Applications Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation Manager, Ecosystem Health and Resilience, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority August 2011 The need for urgent action to protect coral reefs is now beyond question, at least within the scientific community. A key aspect of success in conservation lies in our ability to […]
Prof Peter F. Sale Coral Reef Ecologist Assistant Director, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada February 2011 There are now three times as many people on earth as when I was born. Some of these live in developed countries and consume far more than individuals consumed when I was […]