Largest Single Environmental Protection Package For The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns and Port Douglas are two major tourist destinations in Australia. If you do not want to drive, you can book a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas for an efficient, convenient and cost effective transport solution. The buses guarantee a safe and comfortable travel with friendly and courteous drivers.

The Great Barrier Reef is considered as the world’s largest coral reef that is home to an amazing range of aquatic life. A large number of tour operators can take you from Cairn to the Great Barrier Reef. It only takes about 90 minutes if you ride a boat from Cairn or 30 minutes if take a helicopter. You also have the option of visiting the coral reef through Port Douglas Reef Charters.

The government of Australia is set to deliver the largest single environmental protection package in the country’s history. Half a billion dollars was set aside for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef against climate change and pollution. The significant investment boost came after Fairfax Media obtained internal government figures that showed funding from the Commonwealth to stop the declining water quality on the reef have dropped by more than $11 million every year.

Over the past 30 years, the Great Barrier Reef which is a World Heritage Area is gradually being destroyed by coral bleaching and pollution. The largest living structure on planet earth has lost almost half of its coral cover. The reef is one of the critical natural assets that generate $6.4 billion a year to both Queensland and Australian economies. The reef also supports 64,000 jobs.

According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, $201 million will be committed towards significant changes in farming practices so that water quality will be improved. Another $100 million will be focused on reef restoration research while $58 million will be used to fight coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish that cause agricultural ocean run-offs.

Because of technology, it is now very easy to book a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas through online booking websites. Specialty coaches are also available for travelers who require comfort when transferring from the airport to their hotels.  A perfect holiday can be experienced through convenient transport solutions.