Great Barrier Reef Informative Speech

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Nick Bkassini 21 Hillcrest Ave Greenacre NSW 2190 20/8/15 Minister of the Environment, Queensland Government George St, Brisbane QLD 4000 Dear Queensland Government State leader John Appleseed I am writing to inform you of my concerns for the threatened habitat of The Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds biggest coral reef. It is home to over 10,000 different species. The Great Barrier reef is also a popular tourist attraction in Queensland with over 2 million visitors each year. The Great Barrier reef is a popular tourist destination because it has some of the most pristine waters in the country. Also it has one of the world's largest coral reefs.. Currently , 80% of the rubbish that is dumped in the reef are materials such as dirt,mud,sand,grass,plastic and foam. Plastic is one of the biggest ocean species killer. The animal assumes …show more content…
Pollution has made significant impacts on the Great Barrier Reef and its struggle for survival. The tourist population is an uncontrolled figure , if we were to restrict this figure, we would not have enough money to keep it in operation. So if we arent going to restrict this figure i think we should train this figure into how to respect the reef and not pollute ect. To backup my above statement i have put together 3 ways that we can protect and restore our treasured Reef. 1. We should all participate in a The Great Barrier Reef clean up day which involves professionally hired scuba divers and the general public which will clean up around the reef. 2. Illegal fishing, improper anchoring, dumping of trash should be reported to proper authorities. 3.Educate Yourself About Oceans and Marine Life ; Everything you do on Earth is connected to the ocean and its species. The more you learn about the issues facing this degrading ecosystem. the more you’ll want to help ensure its health. Then you can share that knowledge to educate and inspire

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