Scientists warn Great Barrier Reef "in crisis" ahead of UNESCO World Heritage meeting

5th June 2013

SCIENTISTS warn big business is ruining the Great Barrier Reef, saying more protection measures must be introduced to halt the reef's dramatic decline.

More than 150 scientists have joined forces to warn of the industrialisation of the reef ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting in 12 days.

Led by University of Queensland's Professor Hugh Possingham, they say science is being ignored as big business develops reef waters. Read more