The Great Barrier Reef Escapes Endangered Listing from WHC

Spiky ThingFor almost 8 years now me and Mrs Bob have lived in Queensland and we still haven’t yet visited the Great Barrier Reef. We came close a few years ago, it was a toss up between the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru; we chose the latter, embarking on a Journey to the Centre of Australia.

My son has been though when he was on one of his holidays here, he went Scuba Diving at The Great Barrier Reef.

Some experts say that if we do want to see the Great Barrier Reef, we better hurry up. Apparently is not getting any prettier. Environmentalists want the reef listed as endangered by the United Nations World Heritage Committee.


This short YouTube will explain…

On Wednesday, in Bonn, Germany, the 21 countries that make up the United Nations decided not to place the Great Barrier Reef on the endangered list. The decision was unanimous and every single one of those 21 members of the committee praised Australia’s plans for taking care of the reef.

Australia has committed $1.5 billion over the next 10 years to conserve the reef.

Me and Mrs Bob will visit the reef sometime soon, after all, it is just up the road. It’s a long road though, about 1700 kilometres. For you though, it’s probably further, luckily we can all visit the reef now, again, thanks to YouTube.

This is just a two minute or so introduction to a much longer video but that’s all you need. If this doesn’t make you want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, I don’t know what will…

There are only seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is one of them. Let’s hope it continues to be one of them for many many years.

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