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Title: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Position Statement on conservation of dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: 2007 position statement
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2007
Year: 2007
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsvilile
Type of document: Policy
Abstract: This statement outlines the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's (GBRMPA) position on the conservation and management of the dugong in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Marine Park). Dugong populations are seriously depleted along the urban coast of the Great Barrier Reef, south of Cooktown. There is also evidence that unsustainable harvesting of dugongs appears to be occurring in the Torres Strait and may also be occurring in remote northern Cape York waters. Protection and recovery of the dugong requires a reduction in human threats to dugongs and their habitats. The GBRMPA is working with stakeholders and other Australian and Queensland government agencies to ensure that dugong populations are able to recover in the Marine Park and that dugong habitat is improved.
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Wildlife conservation
Population characteristics
Environmental management
Torres Strait Islands
Corporate Governance
Policies and position statements
Information Publication Scheme
Traditional use
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