Coral Sea to Be Protected

They listened! Follow-up to “Australia Needs to Protect Coral Sea”

Paws Up!
To the Australian government for planning to create the world’s largest network of marine reserves.

According to a news story, “Australia plans to create the world’s largest network of marine reserves, encompassing a 3.1 million square kilometer patchwork of coastal waters… The move is aimed at balancing protection for the country’s delicate reefs and marine life, which are facing growing environmental pressures, with the demands of its booming resource-driven economy.” The areas to be protected include the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.

Increased protection will benefit the growth and health of coral reefs.

Take Action: Contact the Australian government to thank them for the stand they have taken to protect wildlife and the environment.

The Honorable Tony Burke MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment,
Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

E-mail: Tony.Burke.MP@environment.gov.au

Source:
The New York Times

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