Governmental review could erode Australian marine parks
A world standard suggests we need at least 20% of the marine environment fully protected worldwide – currently, less than one per cent is protected.
A governmental review is re-evaluating the role marine parks play in Australia, which provide crucial oases for countless aquatic species.
The review has marine scientists and ecologists around the country concerned that other interests, such as the fishing and ecotourism industry, could take precedence over the environmental conservation of these areas.
- Dave Booth – Professor in Marine Ecology from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.
Produced by Jake Morcom.