Reef resilience projects at Cairns’ Moore Reef; a small scale start towards better stewardship

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Reef resilience projects at Cairns’ Moore Reef; a small scale start towards better stewardship

Media Release, 12 August 2020

IN an innovative joint stewardship initiative, dedicated coral scientists, Traditional Owners, marine tourism operators and Cairns community groups are this week joining together to work on a range of reef-recovery and restoration projects designed to help a small but special part of the Great Barrier Reef better cope and recover from the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.

Despite recent challenges including coronavirus shutdowns and associated economic difficulties, tourism staff and coral researchers from several key Far North Queensland organisations are this week heading out to stunning Moore Reef – 45 kilometres east of Cairns –  to advance their knowledge and understanding of reef damage from coral bleaching and the progress of recovery and resilience efforts.

Read the the complete media release here.