|Issue No 84||16 February 2001|
Letters to the Editor
Save Ningaloo Reef From The Developers
I have seen this reef on many occasions both as a fisherman
in the 1980's (before it was made a National Park) and subsequently on several occasions in the 1990's.
This is an extraordinary area where the reef in some parts
comes within 200 meters of the shore.
It is almost totally pristine and I have even been lucky
enough to see dugongs playing in the shallows near the shore.
This is also the second largest reef system after the Great
Barrier Reef and, as far as I can tell, the only major reef system that has
been left largely unspoiled. The major reef systems in Indonesia and the
Phillipines have already been largely plundered
I urge you to oppose this short sighted development and
encourage your readers to do so also
Send you protest to http://www.save-ningaloo.org
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