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…show more content…
How long before tourism ruins the very beauty of the Reef and what is the best way forward in regarding this natural wonder. Australia is one of the most better off countries in the world; but will it really be better off without the captivating sight of the Great Barrier Reef; probably not. 2.2 Location “As the largest living structure on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is incredibly rich and diverse. Stretching 2300 kilometres, this natural icon is so large it can even be seen from outer space.”- (Australian Government, 2014). This natural wonder is located in Tropical Northern Queensland, Cairns. (refer to image four). 2.3 Procedure To be able to write up this report, research had to be done, analysed and compared with other data. Conclusions had to be drawn whilst statistics and diagrams had to be found. Although Government websites are considered to be bias because it’s what they want the public to believe; these sites provided knowledgable and suffice information on each of these topics. The Great Barrier Reef has their own official web page and contributes information on these topics as well. Once the information was recorded down in a research journal and sourced; a bibliography was formed. A bibliography has to be attached to this report due to ideas and quotes being sourced from other people; it’s also a way to avoid any kind of plagiarism. 3.0 Viability of Locations &
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