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Our rapidly warming climate is threatening coral reefs as thermal anomalies trigger mass coral bleaching events. Deep (or “mesophotic”) coral reefs are hypothesised to act as major ecological refuges from mass bleaching, but empirical assessments...
The Palaszczuk Government is further increasing the amount of protected areas in Queensland, with another 34,000 hectares added as part of a nature refuge near Rungulla National Park.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Our rapidly warming climate is threatening coral reefs as thermal anomalies trigger mass coral bleaching events. Click on the link below to access the full paper.
New research finds that the mass bleaching event that led to the death of 30 percent of shallow-water corals on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 also had a substantial impact on deep reefs. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and its international partners have wrapped up an operation focusing on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean on the high seas outside Australian waters. Click on...
As climate change continues its assault on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has called for global action to tackle the issue head-on. Click on the link below to read the full article....
The government’s plan to open up national parks and World Heritage-listed natural areas to recreational shooters will put the lives of bushwalkers and campers at risk, the Greens say. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
This publication showcases research which is contributing to improved understanding and management of wetlands, both in Australia and internationally. Click on the link below to access the full publication. 
A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past year and most of them did nothing about it. Click on the link below to read the the full article.  
Australia has designated the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Ramsar Site in western Victoria as its 66th Wetland of International Importance.Click on the link below for further information.