By: Jon C. Day
Organisation: ARC Centre for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
Location: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
26 July 2016
Most of the islands in the GBR do form part of the World Heritage Area but the federal Marine Park does not extend above the low water mark. ©
Summary: This solution addresses the complexities of having multiple jurisdictions and interests involved in co-managing a very large and diverse area. Today complementary management and planning provisions apply in virtually all marine waters within the GBR, irrespective of the jurisdictional responsibility.