GREAT BARRIER REEF
// Outlook Report 2014
Table 7.1 Management tools used in addressing the broad management topics
Direct uses External factors Values
Research and educational activities
Acts and Regulations Zoning plans Management plans Permits and licences Traditional Owner agreements Compliance Site infrastructure Fees and charges Policy Partnerships Stewardship and best practice Education and community awareness Research and monitoring Reporting
7.2 Assessing protection and management measures
In order to ensure the independence of the assessment of existing measures to protect and manage the Region’s ecosystem and heritage values, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority commissioned four external independent assessors to jointly undertake the assessment. These assessors have expertise in protected area management, defence, ports and shipping, monitoring and evaluation, public policy and governance. Their report2 is summarised in Sections 7.3 to 7.5 of this chapter.
The effectiveness of protection and management measures was independently assessed.
As with the Outlook Report 2009, the assessment includes the activities of all Australian and Queensland government agencies and other partners that contribute to protection and management of the Region. The scope is therefore much broader than just the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Management actions undertaken both inside and outside the Region are examined to the extent that they influence protection and management of the Region’s ecosystem and heritage values. In relation to the global issue of climate change, the assessment considers measures undertaken specifically to protect and manage the Region and does not consider broader state, national and global initiatives. While it is recognised that activities and management arrangements beyond Australia affect some migratory species, these are beyond the scope of this report.
Community benefits of the environment
Commercial marine tourism
Traditional use of marine resources
Recreation (other than fishing)