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Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Great Barrier Reef's lonely plight






For the past couple of years before the Covid-19 pandemic, there was concern of a looming crisis for the Great Barrier Reef, due to mass coral bleaching and overcrowding on the reefs. Now with a lack of visiting crowds, is this a boon for reef regeneration?


Not really, says coral reef expert Prof. Terry Hughes, saying it could have the opposite effect. "Tourism provides a social and economic rationale for why the reef needs to be better protected," Hughes said.


 


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  • People are never happy

    Overcrowding and now not enough crowds..... There"s always someone complaining.

    By alex shepherd, Thursday, August 27, 2020

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