Better land use could protect the Great Barrier Reef

Better land use could prevent further damage to the world’s coral reefs, according to a recent study. The findings have important implications for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Researchers looked at four watersheds near coral reefs in Madagascar. The selected reefs had different climate zones that mimic the range of world coral reefs and different land uses.

The study found that preventing soil erosion and sediment pollution arising from human activities such as deforestation are crucial to reef survival.

Read more at University of Western Australia