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Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009

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Title: Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009
Authors: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)-Climate
ASFA Subjects: Climatic changes
Ecosystem resilience
Commercial fisheries
Water quality
APAIS Subject: Communities
Environmental management
Location: Reef-wide
Category: GBR outlook report
Information Publication Scheme
Climate change
Reef managers
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Outlook Report 2009
Abstract: The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem is at a crossroad, and it is decisions made in the next few years that are likely to determine its long-term future. Unavoidably, future predictions of climate change dominate most aspects of the Great Barrier Reef’s outlook over the next few decades. The extent and persistence of the damage to the ecosystem will depend to a large degree on the amount of change in the world’s climate and on the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem in the immediate future. This first Outlook Report identifies climate change, continued declining water quality from catchment runoff, loss of coastal habitats from coastal development and remaining impacts from fishing and illegal fishing and poaching as the priority issues reducing the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. It also highlights gaps in information required for a better understanding of ecosystem resilience.
ISBN: 9780000000000
Type of document: Report
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