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Great Barrier Reef presentation

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Wednesday 9th April 2014

5.00 pm
NZCS Waikato Regional Event: The Great Barrier Reef Coastal Ecosystem Project

by Donna-Marie Audas, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

You are invited to a presentation by Donna-Marie Audas from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  Donna will discuss the whole of landscape approach the Authority has been working on to manage the Great Barrier Reef including the development of catchment maps and an ecological calculator.  Their aim is to improve awareness and provide critical knowledge about the role of coastal ecosystems to inform the community and decision makers.

"One of the greatest challenges for Great Barrier Reef managers is to understand the role played by coastal ecosystems in maintaining the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.  There has been growing recognition of the important role the catchment plays in influencing the water quality and quantity that flows to the Great Barrier Reef and the need to manage the landscape to support the long term health of the Great Barrier Reef.  The Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystem project has been initiated to better understand the value of coastal ecosystems, their function and role in the resilience of Great Barrier Reef ecosystems." 

This event is open to both members and non-members so please share among your networks. Some drinks & nibbles will be provided.

 Where: Waikato University, Hamilton, S Block, lecture theatre S.1.02
When:  Wednesday 9th April 2014, 5.00 pm (presentation starts at 5.30 pm)
Please RSVP to christin.atchinson@waikatoregion.govt.nz by Tuesday 8 April.
Look forward to seeing you there.

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