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The reef off the Queensland coast is one of Australasia biggest tourist attractions, and the long-term plan aims to stop all dredging and setting targets to improve water quality.
Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.
The 35-year plan for the major tourist attraction off the Queensland coast includes a complete and permanent ban on the dumping of capital dredge material in the area and sets targets to improve water quality and marine life populations.
Abbott said the plan would “secure Australia’s majestic Great Barrier Reef as a place of outstanding universal value on the World Heritage List”.
Source: Straits Times