March 29, 2014

Mercy Sisters Join Call for Action to Save the Great Barrier Reef (ISMAPNG)

Editor: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space, is under threat with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) approving a plan to dump dredge spoil from Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the Marine Park area.

This year Earth Hour (29 March) will focus attention on the Reef, (It's Lights out for the Reef) a marine park stretching over 3000km (1800 miles), almost parallel to the Queensland coast, containing an abundance of marine life and comprising over 3000 individual reef systems

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This invitation (PDF) to participate with us in Earth Hour comes to you from the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, and this initiative comes to you from the online conversation group

Messages to:
Pat Linnane rsm
Mary Tinney rsm

Thumbnail Image: Anthias under sunbeams © Cat Holloway - WWF-Australia. Used with permission
Slideshow images: ©Catlin Seaview Survey. Used with permission

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