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Coastal ecosystems management case study: Baffle basin


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Title: Coastal ecosystems management case study: Baffle basin
Authors: Holmes, G.
McGrath, C.
Larsen, J.
Hockings, M.
Moss, P.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Abstract: Development and ongoing management of land in the Great Barrier Reef catchment for agriculture, urban and industrial use or for mining and petroleum extraction can damage or remove the ecosystem functions and processes that are important for the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (World Heritage Area). This case study examines the control mechanisms for development within the Baffle basin, a relatively undeveloped catchment at the southern end of the World Heritage Area. Specifically, it looks at the current and proposed agricultural, urban, industrial and mining development and the associated infrastructure requirements, and how the potential impacts on the ecosystem processes of the World Heritage Area are being or can be managed to maintain coastal ecosystem connectivity and function.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/2899
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