The Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment
By: Josh Gibson
Organisation: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
Location: The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Summary: The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an amazing natural treasure and one of the most precious ecosystems on Earth. In light of increasing pressures, and concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee on the impacts of development, the GBRMPA and other government agencies undertook a comprehensive strategic assessment, taking a look at the Reef’s values, the threats to those values and what is needed to manage and protect them.