The Australian government is going in the coming years, 500 million Australian dollars (312 million euro) to invest in the recovery of the Great barrier reef. That has Environment minister, Josh Frydenberg Sunday said. ‘It comes to the largest investment in history’, says the.
The money will go towards restoring the reef, improving water quality, prevention of crowns of thorns – starfish that feed on the coral, and the color of the coral at higher temperatures and light.
The Great barrier reef is the world’s largest coral reef. It covers just no 345.000 square kilometers for the north-east coast of Australia, and has been since 1981 a world heritage site. In the last few years has, however, faced with large-scale fading, which makes a third of the corals died.
Frydenberg be Sunday, also on the importance of the reef for the Australian economy, particularly in the field of tourism. It delivers up to 64,000 jobs and brings annually to 6.4 billion Australian dollars (4 billion euros) in the drawer.