Shelve new ports to save reef, UN says

Shelve new ports to save reef, UN says

Updated: 09:30, Thursday June 21, 2012

Shelve new ports to save reef, UN says

More details have been released from the United Nations investigation of the Great Barrier Reef.

A brief summary of the UN monitoring mission’s finding were released earlier this month but the longer document is more scathing of the failures of state and federal authorities to properly protect the World Heritage listed asset.

The report says the Reef could be listed as a World Heritage site in danger unless high-risk coastal developments including new ports are shelved.

It also identifies water quality as among the most significant risks to the reef.

Updated: 09:30, Thursday June 21, 2012

Shelve new ports to save reef, UN says

More details have been released from the United Nations investigation of the Great Barrier Reef.

A brief summary of the UN monitoring mission’s finding were released earlier this month but the longer document is more scathing of the failures of state and federal authorities to properly protect the World Heritage listed asset.

The report says the Reef could be listed as a World Heritage site in danger unless high-risk coastal developments including new ports are shelved.

It also identifies water quality as among the most significant risks to the reef.

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