Australia: The Great Barrier Reef Essay

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1.0 Introduction

Australia is known for its beautiful beaches and marvellous man made creations. "The Great Barrier Reef, off the East Coast of Australia, is one of the wonders of the natural earth - it is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem," Australian Government. In 1981, The Great Barrier Reef was acknowledged as a World Heritage area and in 2007 it was added to the National Heritage List ( refer to images two and six). The reef is not only beneficial for Australia's growing tourism market but it also provides a healthy amount of capitol into the Australian economy (refer to diagram three). There are many factors that are and could potentially be affecting the sustainability of this natural wonder. Just think, what would
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1.0 Introduction

Australia is known for its beautiful beaches and marvellous man made creations. "The Great Barrier Reef, off the East Coast of Australia, is one of the wonders of the natural earth - it is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem," Australian Government. In 1981, The Great Barrier Reef was acknowledged as a World Heritage area and in 2007 it was added to the National Heritage List ( refer to images two and six). The reef is not only beneficial for Australia's growing tourism market but it also provides a healthy amount of capitol into the Australian economy (refer to diagram three). There are many factors that are and could potentially be affecting the sustainability of this natural wonder. Just think, what would Australia be like without The Great Barrier Reef?

( Australian Government, 2014)

2.0 Overview

Paradise, a place where you feel right at home. To many Australians, their paradise is in the water; whether that be snorkelling, swimming, surfing, diving, boating; the list goes on. ( refer to image five) The Great Barrier Reef is the heart of all these activities; if you want to live and breath your passion what better place to go than there. Over the years the Great Barrier Reef has been home to a wide variety of people; locals, celebrities, tourists, big corporation business men and families; however this reef is slowly fading; slowly becoming extinct. This report analysis’s the positive and negative impacts that tourism has on our
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