The Newsport Daily

29 August 2013

It would cost the Australian Government an additional $8 million a year to give the Great Barrier Reef a fighting chance against the latest Crown of Thorns starfish infestation, according to the Queensland Resources Council.

QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche told Cairns business leaders on Monday that the investment could help turn the tide against the coral predator. Read more




The Sydney Morning Herald

16 December 2014

It perhaps may not have thrilled the female of the coral species but marine biologists are excited by a spectacular marine event that saw the majority of Great Barrier Reef coral spawn in less than two hours last week. Read more



Cairns Post

11 September 2014

A 10-YEAR study that involved thousands of underwater camera drops has found no-fishing zones are boosting shark numbers on the Great Barrier Reef.

Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University also identified a strong link between coral reef health and shark populations. Read more




Forum Synopsis

Implementing the NERP TE Hub Indigenous Engagement Strategy: building effective Indigenous-Science partnerships for bio-cultural diversity conservation

Convener: Prof Helene Marsh

Professor of Environmental Science, James Cook University


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How do we recognise progress in securing the conservation of the Wet Tropics?

Convener: Andrew Maclean

Executive Director, Wet Tropics Management Authority


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Managing for Change

Convener: Carole Sweatman

Chief Executive Officer, Terrain - NRM in the Wet Tropics


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Effectiveness of spatial zoning for biodiversity and fish populations

Convener: Dr Laurence McCook

Acting Director, Climate Change and Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority


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What does the future hold for Torres Strait and its Indigenous People?

Convener: Damian Miley

Program Manager (Environmental Management), Land and Sea Management Unit, Torres Strait Regional Authority


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Drivers of Biodiversity on the GBR, COTS Outbreak Dynamics and Population Control

Convener: Doug Baird

Environment & Compliance Manager, Quicksilver Group


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Managing natural resources for future generations

Convener: Mark Read PhD

Manager Species Conservation, Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Use Group, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority