Great Barrier Reef - What is really happening?

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Willunga Environment Centre

15 High Street

Willunga, SA 5172

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An insight on what is really happening with the Great Barrier Reef.

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Immediately after the AGM of the Willunga Environment Centre on Wednesday 23rd October, you’re invited to attend a fascinating talk by our Guest Speaker, Doug Yuille, on the current state of play with regard to Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.

Doug is ideally placed to provide an accurate summary of the health of the Reef, having worked at the forefront of efforts to protect the Reef for future generations.

Given the conflicting reports in the media and elsewhere on what’s going on, this is a unique opportunity to get the facts from someone who knows.

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR)

- A bit about Coral reefs

- GBR ecological values

- GBR economic values

The Decline of the GBR

- Decline indicators

- Drivers of decline

o Crown of Thorns Seastar – the great debate

o Agricultural impacts

o Other long term impacts

o Climate change and CO2

Responses

- The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS)

- Long term monitoring program

- The GBR water quality protection program and subsequent ‘Reef Plans’

- The GBR Marine Park Authority

- Science Consensus Reports

- Reef Rescue (Aust Govt) and Reef Regulation and assistance package (State Govt)

Political complications

- Failure to enforce regulations

- Federal Government

- GBR Foundation

Future of the GBR

- Climate change and CO2 – is it manageable?

- What values can we save in our lifetime and how?

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Willunga Environment Centre

15 High Street

Willunga, SA 5172

Australia

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