The Great Barrier Reef

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This story board discusses why it is important that the Great Barrier Reef is listed on the World Heritage Site.

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  • IT"S BIG!
  • The Great Barrier Reef is on the World Heritage List s it is one of the world's most important natural assets- It is in fact a collection of about 2900 individual reefs.
  • IT'S COMPLEX!
  • The Reef is a complex ecosystem with many creatures relying on each other for food and survival. This it needs to be protected.
  • IT'S CULTURALLY SPECIAL!
  • Many Indigenous values and traditions are linked to the Reef, focussing on trade networks, beliefs, music, art, laws and creation stories.
  • IT'S RICH IN HISTORY!
  • In the early days of settlement along the Queensland coast, shipping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef was one of the most reliable ways to transport goods, supplies and, of course, people to the expanding coastal communities.
  • IT'S DIFFERENT!
  • The site allows for a diverse range of sustainable commercial and recreational activities including fishing, tourism, research and education.
  • IT'S WORTH A LOT OF MONEY!
  • The Great Barrier Reef brings billions of dollars into Australia's economy - estimated at over $5 billion each year.
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