Great Barrier Reef Still In Danger Despite Protection Efforts, Australia Warns

August 12, 2014 6:41 AM

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MELBOURNE, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government said on Tuesday.

Canberra released a five-yearly review of the reef and moves to protect it, to address concerns raised by UNESCO and persuade the world body not to put the key tourist attraction on its "in danger" list next year.

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