Organisations across the Wet Tropics are working together to build the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. Yesterday Dr Steven Miles, Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef, came to Cairns to officially launch the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership, an initiative of the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan. The event was also an opportunity…Read more
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A major finding of the 2015 Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) was that, even if every single farmer in the region adopted current best practice, the region would not meet essential water quality targets set by the Reef 2050 Plan. Carole Sweatman, CEO of Terrain NRM, the Wet Tropics natural resource management body…Read more
As concern increases over the future health of the Great Barrier Reef, the emerging prawn farming industry joins the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership and suggests switching to more sustainable crops in coastal areas of the Wet Tropics Prawn farming in Australia is still a relatively small industry, even after 30 years of supplying quality…Read more
The Great Barrier Reef Science Taskforce has released its Final Report making 10 recommendations on ways to achieve the Queensland Government's ambitious water quality targets for the Reef. The report provides advice on the best approach to meeting the Queensland Government’s ambitious reef water quality targets (to reduce nitrogen run-off by up to 80 per cent…Read more
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