The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the most breathtaking and wonderful creations of nature and now it is under threat because of water pollution. Now, in a bid to save this natural wonder an innovative challenge worth millions of dollars is up for grab for people from around the world if they can come up with groundbreaking ways to save the Great Barrier Reef. The new initiative has to stop coral bleaching, improving water quality and killing crown-of-thorns starfish as its goals and objectives. Saving the Great Barrier Reef of Australia will make you a millionaire and this is probably the best reward or incentive that will definitely reap some results.
The Turnbull and Palszczuk governments will be announcing $2 million “innovation challenge” today and is aimed at combating and overcoming the threats that are facing the Great Barrier Reef which supports around 69,000 jobs. Both the governments have noted that climate change needs to be combated to address the coral bleaching but innovative and immediate methods are needed at the earliest. These methods include reducing the exposure of coral to changes in ocean temperature and making them more resilient towards climate change so that they can regain their original form. 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: See all the Winning Entries
As reported, Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said that the “planet’s greatest living wonder” is under threat and facing a big challenge which needs “big thinking” from experts in Australia and other foreign countries. Josh Frydenberg said, “This is an open invitation to our greatest scientific minds, industry and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions which will protect corals and encourage the recovery of damaged reefs. Solutions could focus on anything from reducing the exposure of corals to physical stressors, to boosting coral regeneration rates by cultivating reef-building coral larvae that attract other important marine species.” Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017: These Funny Winning Pictures Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Shannon Fentiman, Acting Queensland Minister for Innovation said that the program was aimed at researchers and innovators from different fields to come together and solve the problem. Shannon Fentiman said, “Sometimes the best solution to a problem can be looking at it from a different angle and approaching it in a new way. It’s about giving the best and brightest experts in science and innovation in the world a chance to address the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef.” State and Federal governments and Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research Initiative are funding the open challenge. Applications can be sent here: http://advance.qld.gov.au