Ningaloo Reef - Stop The Resort
you are concerned about protecting the worlds remaining wilderness
areas - please help stop a huge resort proposed for the extraordinary
Ningaloo Reef on the isolated north west coast of Western Australia.
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Reef is a magnificent, awe inspiring but fragile coral wilderness,
a long day's drive north of Perth. Right now, however, the Government
probably wishes that the Reef were much further away, preferably
in another State altogether, because it is facing a gathering
storm of public anger over a proposal to build a large marina
from the 1980s near Coral Bay.
scientists, tourism operators and thousands of other citizens
believe that phase one of the marina development, alone, would
cause serious and irreparable damage.
proposed site is of particular ecological importance because the
large lagoon and break in the reef attract many species, including
dugongs, whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays. Humpback whales
also appear to favour the area as a nursery for their calves on
their southerly migration.
turtle species, commercially hunted at Ningaloo only decades ago,
are nesting in increasing numbers on the lagoon's beaches. The
long list of animals there threatened with extinction helps explain
why scientists around the world increasingly see Ningaloo as one
of the most important coral ecosystems left.
West Australians believe that Ningaloo could be opened up to well
managed eco-tourism, but that three storey hotels with palm trees,
and a marina for hundreds of private power boats, with fish-freezing
services - is not the way to go in this spectacular wilderness.
Please help. Text courtesy of www.save-ningaloo.org
is an Email News Alert that is currently circulating. Please read
it and do what you can to help the Ningaloo Reef and it's marine