Urgent: Send a message to stop the destruction

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In the early hours of Friday 29th of June, the UN World Heritage Committee in Russia passed a resolution requesting:

  • No new port development sites be approved in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
  • No developments be permitted that would impact on the outstanding universal value of the Reef

This bombshell comes as Indian conglomerate GVK is closing in on approval to build the first of the massive new coal terminals proposed in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Somehow this terminal, with a capacity for 500 coal ships per year, continues to move swiftly through the approval process and the company wants to begin construction before the end of the year.

We urgently need your help to pressure the Government to listen to UNESCO, protect the Great Barrier Reef and say no to this reckless development. Your voice can make a difference.

If you’re pressed for time, just add your details and send this email to GVK and Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke. If you have two extra minutes, adding your personal touches gives the message more weight.

Public comments and submissions are only open until 30th July, so please send a message now to stop this destruction and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Thanks for taking action.

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