Posted October 06, 2018 03:59:08As the sun sets over the Great Barrier Reef, we look across at the coral reefs of the Great Australian Bight.
With only one day left before the Great Southern Heat Wave sets in, we’re reminded of the dangers of overfishing.
We don’t have to look far to find a way of reducing our carbon footprint, but some of our greatest challenges still lie ahead.
We know that our oceans can hold some of the most precious life forms on earth.
But how do we find the balance between preserving and increasing our biodiversity while making sure our oceans remain resilient to the impacts of climate change?
How can we protect the oceans from the impacts and challenges of climate?
The Great Barrier and its reef ecosystems are being destroyed by the sea, as global temperatures rise and the oceans become more acidic.
The Great Australian Barrier Reef (GABR) is a unique and spectacular habitat that protects a great deal of the world’s biodiversity, including coral, sea turtles, and rare and threatened species.
However, the GABR is being rapidly impacted by the impacts climate change, particularly sea level rise.
Sea level rise, which is caused by climate change and has been estimated to be the greatest human-caused global event on earth, will destroy or significantly reduce the Great Bight’s biodiversity and habitat.
The GABr’s coral reef system is threatened by sea level rising, which will erode the reefs, strip the reefs of their shell and expose the coral beds.
This will further damage the reefs and their unique ecosystems.
The loss of this critical reef habitat is already being felt in the Great Australia Bight and beyond.
Overfishing and habitat loss threaten these ecosystems, which rely on the ocean’s nutrient-rich nutrients for food.
This is why they are threatened by ocean acidification, which increases the acidity of the ocean.
It’s a matter of concern that the Great Aussie Bight has been at the centre of a sea level increase for decades.
It is a keystone reef ecosystem, with more than 600 species of reef animals and over 1,300 plant species.
This biodiversity is essential for maintaining and growing the reef ecosystem and for its food chain.
While we have seen great progress in the last 25 years in conserving biodiversity in the reef, it is critical that the Reef Conservation Plan (RCP) is implemented.
The RCP aims to restore and conserve the reef’s biodiversity while also protecting the Great GABRs marine life.
We need to be careful in how we design our reef to preserve the unique habitats that sustain the ecosystem, but we also need to protect the reefs from the threats of climate.
The RCP has a number of steps that we can take to protect our reefs from sea level rises and acidification.
It provides a comprehensive plan for the management and protection of Great Barrier reef ecosystems.
It sets out the measures needed to protect coral reefs, and it includes plans to restore reefs that have been damaged by the impact of sea level.
We know that we have to protect this reef and our reefs, so we need to find the right balance between conservation and conservation, so that we preserve our ecosystem while also supporting our natural environment.
Here are some key steps we can and should take to safeguard our Great Barrier reefs and our oceans from sea-level rise and acidifying waters:1.
Establish a coral reef conservation plan for Great Barrier, and for the GIBR2.
Design a plan to protect and restore Great Barrier coral reefs3.
Create a plan for managing Great Barrier marine life4.
Implement the Reef Conservancy Plan5.
Implement an action plan to manage marine life and the reef6.
Estimate and report the impacts that the reef will face over the next 25 years7.
Monitor and document how the plan is implemented and maintained.8.
Establishes a Coral Reef Conservation Program and a Coral Sea Turtle Monitoring Program.9.
Estates a Coral Turtle Conservation Fund10.
Develop a plan that is inclusive of the needs of the GBR and GAB.11.
Established a marine biodiversity management plan to conserve marine life12.
Estabilise the Great Northern Reef (GLR) in accordance with the Great Coral Plan.13.
Estabs a coral sea turtle conservation plan14.
Estats a plan on how the GLR can be conserved and protected15.
Establises the Great Antarctic Marine Park.16.
Estaches the Great Lakes Marine Park17.
Estaws a plan of the restoration of the Antarctic Marine Reserve18.
Estavies a plan in accordance of the Conservation of the Northern Barrier Reef19.
Estaw the Great South Coast Marine Park20.
Estays a plan under the Conservation and Management of the Southern Coral Reef21.
Estaves a plan22.
Estoises the Northern Coral Reef23.
Estasts a plan24.
Estains a plan25.
Estands a plan26.
Estops a plan27.
Estowers a plan28