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Great Keppel Island Resort development

Published 01/07/2014

Media Statement—The Great Keppel Island Resort development proposal was assessed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.

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Yirrganydji people celebrate sea country agreement

Published 26/06/2014

Traditional Owners in the Cairns region are today celebrating the launch of a Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement which outlines how they will manage their sea country and its resources.

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Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance

Published 24/06/2014

The humpback highway is once again flowing with traffic. Whale-watching enthusiasts and visitors are urged keep a safe distance for the safety of these majestic creatures.

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Out of the classroom and into the wetlands

Published 23/06/2014

Community partners team up with local students to take wetlands education out of the classroom and into the field.

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Call for final entries in Gladstone marine debris video competition

Published 21/05/2014

Young video makers in the Gladstone region are being reminded they have until Friday 30 May to put the spotlight on marine debris, as part of a competition by the Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee.  

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Community invited to discover amazing biodiversity of Kinka Wetlands

Published 12/05/2014

The amazing flora and fauna of the Kinka Wetlands Reserve near Yeppoon are the backdrop for a community day on 18 May 2014 to celebrate the local environment and its importance to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Johnstone catchment farmers showcase best land practices

Published 12/05/2014

Four farmers from the North and South Johnstone River catchments opened their gates to members of the local agricultural community to share their experiences and best farming practices.

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Cod Hole public moorings temporarily removed for maintenance

Published 17/04/2014

The two public moorings at the Cod Hole dive site in Cormorant Passage are temporarily out of service for maintenance.

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Marine Park tourism operators open for business after cyclone Ita

Published 16/04/2014

Tourism operators are already back out on the water after major tourism infrastructure in the northern part of the Marine Park was spared widespread damage from cyclone Ita.

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Cyclone Ita weakens

Published 12/04/2014

Cyclone Ita is weakening after making landfall on Friday night as a category 4 storm at Cape Flattery.

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Marine Park Authority prepares for cyclone Ita

Published 11/04/2014

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has formed an incident response team to prepare for anticipated damage to marine plants and animals by Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita.

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Wanted: young filmmakers to put the spotlight on marine debris

Published 10/04/2014

Aspiring young David Attenboroughs are invited to promote the issue of marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef through the lens of a video camera.

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Know where to drop a line in the Marine Park

Published 09/04/2014

Going fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park over the Easter holidays? Then make sure you grab a zoning map so you know where you can wet a line.

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Brisbane schools rewarded for helping protect the Great Barrier Reef

Published 08/04/2014

Mt Gravatt State High School recognised for their outstanding achievements in water quality improvement.

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Ripples of environmental change for Cooktown State School

Published 08/04/2014

Cooktown State School received a boost to help their students make positive environmental changes in their community and for the Reef.

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