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Celebrating GIS Day

Published 16/11/2016

From mapping habitats for protected species to assessing the extent of coral bleaching, geographic information systems (GIS) have significantly improved the way the Great Barrier Reef is managed.

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Illegal recreational fishers caught in the act

Published 11/11/2016

Figures show continued dedicated compliance patrols, a new patrol vessel and coordinated multi-agency surveillance operations detected more than 500 illegal recreational fishing offences in the Marine Park in 2015–16.

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Bowen students are reef champions

Published 17/10/2016

Bowen’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Cannonvale foreshore tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Statement on Great Barrier Reef condition

Published 16/10/2016

Claims that the Great Barrier Reef is dead are irresponsible and untrue, Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says.

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Townsville students are reef champions

Published 11/10/2016

Townsville’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Rowes Bay on Thursday to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Statement on out-of-court settlement with owners of Shen Neng 1

Published 19/09/2016

The owners and insurers of the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 have accepted their responsibility to pay for damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef in April 2010 with an agreed payment of $39.3 million plus costs.

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Cairns students are reef champions

Published 14/09/2016

Cairns’ future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Holloways Beach tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Public comment invited on proposed permission system improvements

Published 12/09/2016

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking public feedback on proposed changes to its system of granting permits for activities in the Marine Park.

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Townsville students are reef champions

Published 12/09/2016

Hundreds of Townsville’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Townsville State High School tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Ingham and Cardwell students are reef champions

Published 07/09/2016

Ingham and Cardwell’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Rollingstone tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Douglas students are reef champions

Published 05/09/2016

Douglas’ future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Wonga Beach tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Cassowary Coast students are reef champions

Published 30/08/2016

The Cassowary Coast’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Wongaling Beach tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Capricorn Coast students are reef champions

Published 29/08/2016

The Capricorn Coast’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Yeppoon tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Gladstone students are reef champions

Published 26/08/2016

Gladstone’s future environmental leaders participated in a day of educational activities at Quoin Island yesterday to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Enjoy nature’s show from a distance

Published 23/08/2016

As Migaloo and other whales continue migrating through the Great Barrier Reef, whale-watching enthusiasts and visitors are reminded to keep a safe distance for the safety of whales and onlookers.

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