The long-term story for the GBR will probably depend on responsible shoreline development along the Queensland coast as well as the further impacts of ocean warming and acidification that will no doubt affect the region in coming decades.
In the future, the Marine Park may use high-tech drones to monitor rogue fishing vessels more effectively.
For now, the reef's survival hangs in the balance, a giant poster child for a long list of damaging human impacts that threaten the environmental health of the entire South Pacific.
Mention a fragile and protected environment in your region and give a brief description of its future prospects.
In the Outback, woodlands have been destroyed to create pastures, which have increased desertification and salinization.
There is a growing environmental movement in the region that is trying to save the remaining forest tracts.
The midlatitude forest landscapes of Tasmania have been an environmental battleground.
The land is now protected by national parks.
The strongest winds ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere were associated with the monster which left thousands homeless in the island nation.
Islands are subject to rapid tree loss, which in turn leads to soil erosion.
More than 15 million hectares of New Zealand mountain glaciers are melting.
Australia has something.
Some of the world's most biologically diverse environments are being threatened by heat waves and are being destroyed by fires.
Warming ocean waters have caused see the quick cash sales to loggers as attractive, even though widespread bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is contrary to their traditional microorganisms die, and rising sea levels threaten low- lifestyles.
Sea levels may rise 4 feet by century's end and island inhabitants will suffer from changed coastal resources as the ocean continues to warm, according to UN projections.
The average sea-level rise does not take into account the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
In the South, mate change is problematic.
Extreme high tides in the Pacific can add another 10 feet to the sea level.
Pacific islands could be devastated by stronger tropical cyclones.
There is a lot of damage to land and life in the tropics.
Tropical storm Pam was destroyed by logging.
In this photo, hardwood tree trunks await loading category 5 storm, which wiped out crops for transfer to Asian mills, leaving more than 100,000 islanders homeless.
There are growing markets of China.
Australia, with 24 million people, emits the most carbon due to the fact that 80 percent of its electricity is generated from fossil fuels.
There are three key environmental issues for this region.
There are many reasons why these have global importance.
The high, wet mountains of the South high islands, low islands, atoll, mallees, and exotic species Island are where the Oceania, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Outback are generated.
13 percent of the country's power is supplied by wind and solar.
The government wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.
To address New Zealand's livestock emissions of methane (a potent GHG), specialists are experimenting with grass and grain fodder Cities.
There are 40 million sheep and cattle in the country and modern population patterns reflect that.
In New Zealand, Australia, and the to encourage them to adopt methane-reducing management Hawaiian Islands, Anglo-European migration has practices.
Climate change has consequences for the population in other parts of the world.
Low islands don't have a lot of migration to Australia and New Zealand because they are coral atolls.
Islands are already experiencing problems from sea including the push forces of unemployment, resource deple level rise, coral bleaching, and degraded, as a result of this pattern.
Modern island nations with financial aid to mitigate damage from Australia have one of the most urbanized populations in the climate change.
The majority of its 24 million people live in the questionable sustainable area of Oceania.
Many Pacific islanders consider abandoning their homeland if population densities decline as rapidly as the rain.
The problem of sea-level rise due to climate is worsened by the high population density that comes from the southwestern part of the state.
With growing island populations, there is no lated state and only the capital city of Sydney.
Some countries are focused on one of the world's most magnifi preparing for.
Kiribati has adopted a "migra cent natural harbors, is the largest metropolitan area in the tion with dignity program that emphasizes education and entire South Pby state of Vocational training so its people can find jobs elsewhere."
As Australia's premiere locals gain jobs with global shipping firms, a new maritime training college has been created to help compete.
Australian aid city has created a nurse training program for islanders who want a larger neighbor.
There has been growth in jobs off-island.
Kiribati Melbourne has become Australia's fastest-growing metropol and is one of five South Pacific nations.
These adaptation schemes are prone to sprawl.
Both cities have to develop long-term options for island residents as sea recently witnessed housing shortages and between 2012 levels rise.