Business as usual for reef destruction

Report - 24 June, 2012
Greenpeace today released a list of coal terminal projects that have been able to proceed through the environmental approval process despite United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) “extreme concern” for the state of the Great Barrier Reef expressed in 2011 and echoed in its damning report released earlier this month.

The new study comes as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in St. Petersburg where final decisions about the conservation state of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the measures required to secure its long-term will be requested to the Australian Government.