Stop dumping on the Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage site, NOT a dump.
It's a no brainer - you just don't dump on a World Heritage icon. You wouldn’t dump millions of tonnes of sludge on the Opera House. And pouring millions of tonnes of mud on the Grand Canyon would not be okay.
But that’s the fate facing the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Tell the Australian government that the Reef is not a dump TODAY!
The Great Barrier Reef is at serious risk of becoming a dumping ground for millions of tonnes of sludge, to make way for bigger ports and allow thousands more coal ships to plough through its pristine waters.
The Reef is visible from space and home to over 1,500 species of fish, and hundreds of threatened species – including whales, dolphins and turtles.
But there are proposals in the pipeline that would see 40 million tonnes of seabed and rock dumped in its waters in the next five years!
Fresh from a federal election, we have a critical opportunity to let the new Australian government know that it’s not okay to treat the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area as a dumping ground.
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