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Australia: Argos users join global campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef

Jul 6, 2015


The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders in the world, and home to 400 species of coral and 1.500 species of fish including the rare dugongs and snubfin dolphins.

Prominent marine conservationists including Nan Hauser are calling for a better protection of this vulnerable ecosystem in a new video released by WWF’s global Draw the line campaign. The video includes participation of Sylvia Earle and even Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Philippe Cousteau.

The campaign has lead the UNESCOS’s World Heritage Committee (which debated on the subject this 2th of July in Bonn, Germany) to vote to maintain pressure on Australia, which is required to deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution.