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The Great Barrier Reef facts

- 2000km long
- Area 343,800km2
- 2900 reefs
- Worlds' largest living stucture

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Problems

77,000 tonnes of nitrogen
11,000 tonnes of phosphorous
15m tonnes of sediments washed into coastal waters due to tourism, agriculture, recreational and commercial fishing

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Solution

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority uses land use zoning for fishing and recreational, scientific research and management

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Aim

Ensure permanent conservation
Provide protection for marine species
Seperate conflicting activities
Preserve some untouched area
Allow human to use as well as protect the reef