The Great Barrier Reef is not “dead”, the leader of a new initiative to salvage the natural wonder has urged; Philippa Bradbury; Telegraph


Australia – Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is not “dead”, the leader of a new initiative to salvage the natural wonder has urged. Andy Ridley, the founder of Earth Hour and man behind a new campaign called Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, has warned against speaking in such dire terms about the colourful coral world off the coast of Australia, claiming it remains “one of the healthiest [reefs] in the world”.

“[To say the Great Barrier Reef is dead] implies that we have given up on what is, to me, the most amazing natural icon on our planet and that is a red line we should not cross,” he said. “The state of the Great Barrier Reef is appalling but, in reference to its size, it’s still one of the healthiest in the world.”

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