The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Welcome back from reading week!

This weeks show we focused on all the news around the Great Barrier Reef. This is a massive network of coral reefs off the coast of Australia, and it is one of the 7 natural wonder of the world! It is a valuable habitat and ecosystem and very beautiful. Unfortunately the reef is under threat from development of a coal mine near by and the development of a megaport that will allow thousand of ships to pass through the reef, causing a lot of damage. The good news is there is some action against this development, citizens are urging banks not to fund the project and they are pressuring the Australian government not to approve the project.

If you want to know more or are interested in taking action the WWF website is a good place to start

http://www.wwf.org.au/get_involved/take_action/great_barrier_reef_campaign/

We will be back next week with all new Noise Pollution!

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