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The Great Barrier Reef : finding the right balance
Lawrence, David (David Russell)
Publication Information:
Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xii, 263 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
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Author Notes

David Lawrence, an anthropologist, has managed environmental projects with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and in northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
Richard Kenchington, a marine scientist, and Simon Woodley, a geographer, were instrumental in establishing the current GBRMP zoning and management system

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The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the location of the world's largest marine park and has been designated as the first marine World Heritage Site. Lawrence, Kenchington, and Woodley essentially review the 28-year history of the marine park. During that time, management of the park has dealt with many problems caused by industrial development, tourism, native title claims, commercial fishing, and declining water quality. Most of the difficulties encountered by the Marine Park Authority are similar to the environmental and political factors that are affecting the management of coral reefs in other parts of the world. The lessons learned in Australia will be instructive to all who have responsibility for coral reef conservation. This book will provide useful supplementary reading for students in marine biology or conservation courses. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. J. C. Briggs formerly, University of Georgia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
A Framework for Conservation
1 The Living Reefp. 11
2 Establishing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parkp. 37
Strategies for Management
3 Managing a Dynamic Environmentp. 63
4 Understanding a Diverse Environmentp. 113
5 Protecting a Vulnerable Environmentp. 173
The Way Forward
6 Critical Issuesp. 207
7 Future Directionsp. 228
Postscriptp. 235
Referencesp. 236
Indexp. 257