Australia Floats Plan to Save Great Barrier Reef

March 21, 2015 11:42 AM

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Australia Floats Plan to Save Great Barrier Reef

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday pledged 100 million Australian dollars (US$77.76 million) in additional funding and said his government was putting in place plans and targets to improve water quality along the reef, including reducing sediment and pesticides.

“At the highest level, this is a subject where Australia is telling our international partners, Australia is telling the international agencies, that we are utterly committed as an entire nation to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the natural wonders of the world,” Mr. Abbot...

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