THIS is an open letter to all leaders of government from Mother Nature who created the Great Barrier Reef.
Human beings are good at talking the talk but left sadly lacking when it comes to walking the walk.
When 50% or more of coral reef systems are seriously depleted from a multitude of contributing factors, who is seriously looking at the nurturing side by way of coral farming or coral gardening?
Post-Cyclone Debbie, our tourism numbers dropped significantly here in the magnificent Whitsundays.
One of the most frequently asked questions by international and Australian tourists is what is being done to nurture the sustainability of coral reef systems in a manner they can visibly witness and understand?
We urgently need all levels of government to take on board that the world community wants to see nurturing being at the forefront of perception that the Great Barrier Reef must remain as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Seeing is believing and the time is right now to catch up with our smaller Pacific
neighbours and show the world that among the other things we need to do for sustainability of the planet, we can assist in the nurturing of healthy, vibrant coral reef systems here in the worldrecognised Whitsundays.
Our tourism future must include significant funding for coral aquaculture right here in our backyard. — Jim Jarvis Cannonvale