Coral reef Current Affairs, GK & News

UN Panel Recommendation on Great Barrier Reef

A UN panel recommended the listing of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site that is “in danger”. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem, having over 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and an area covering some 344,400 square kilometres. It is situated ..

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State of the Climate Report for Australia

The State of the Climate Report for Australia was released on November 23, 2022. It is a biennial report released by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides insights into the continent’s current and future climates. The report was released weeks after a ..

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UNEP launches Green Fins Hub

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UK-based charity Reef-World Foundation have launched the Green Fins Hub to boost sustainable marine tourism. Key features The Green Fins Hub is first-ever global marine tourism industry platform that would help diving and snorkelling operators across the world to make simple, cost-efficient changes in their daily practices ..

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Tahiti Pristine Coral reef

The scientists have recently discovered a coral reef along the coast of Tahiti. The reef is two miles long and is unaffected by anthropogenic activities and climate change. About the coral reef The coral reef was discovered during a dive expedition. The expedition was supported by UNESCO. The corals discovered were six feet in diameter. ..

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Australia’s new Plan to protect Great Barrier Reef

On January 28, 2022, Australia launched a new plan to protect the climate-ravaged Great Barrier Reef. Key Facts Government launched a USD 700 million package for protecting the Great Barrier Reef, in a hope of preventing vast network of corals from being removed from World Heritage list of UNESCOS’. The Plan will help in avoid ..

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Volcano erupts in Southern Caribbean

The La Sourfriere Volcano located on the eastern Caribbean island recently erupted after decades of inactivity. The volcano forced thousands in the surrounding villages to evacuate. About the Volcano The Volcano was dormant since 1979. It started showing signs of activity in December 2020. When the volcano erupted in 1979 it created 100 million USD ..

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