AUSTRALIA TO INVEST $379 MILLION TO PROTECT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Representing the single largest investment for reef conservation and management in Australia’s history, the Australian Government announced more than 500 million Australian dollars ($379M USD) to fund Great Barrier Reef protection. The funding will target some of the threats to coral reefs including warming waters from climate change, agricultural runoff, and outbreaks from crown-of-thorns starfish, a natural predator of coral. Some criticism of the funding is that it emphasizes tactics that have already been tried and proven less successful than desired. For the full story, see: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/australia-to-invest-379-million-to-protect-the-great-barrier-reef/.