Great Barrier Reef Shows Good Signs Ahead Of UNESCO Vote

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A recent report published in The Australian has shown The Great Barrier Reef is showing signs of recovery.

It reported minimal impact from the past year's coral bleaching.

Minimal Coral Bleaching For Great Barrier Reef:

Coral bleaching occurs when the sea temperatures are high, and corals begin to starve.

A change in one degree Celsius for eight weeks can be the difference between life and death for these corals.

It comes as The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is about to vote on whether to put the world heritage on the 'in danger' list.

The Morrison Government is defending the Environment Minister's trip to Europe ahead of a crucial vote on the Great Barrier Reef.  

Sussan Ley is on the other side of the world this week, trying to convince countries to vote against UNESCO's 'in danger' recommendation.

Special reef envoy Warren Entsch said she needs to be on the ground before the world heritage committee makes its decision.

“This requires one on one meetings even with the leaders of country; and it was very important for her to be there, as to get the message across as to what we are doing in these areas”, Entsch said.

That decision is set for this Friday July 23.

headlines on The National Briefing. Available on Listnr.

19 July 2021

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