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dc.coverage.spatialBaffle basinen
dc.description.abstractA healthy and resilient Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (the World Heritage Area) is reliant upon the ecological integrity of the adjacent Great Barrier Reef catchment (catchment) and its’ ecosystems (coastal ecosystems). The Baffle basin provides habitat for many important marine, estuarine, freshwater and terrestrial species with lifecycles that have connections to the World Heritage Area. The coastal ecosystems in the basin also provide a range of ecosystem functions that support the health and resilience of the marine environment. Within the marine environment, coastal waters provide high value marine areas including around islands and inshore coral reefs. To protect representations of these areas, there are many coastal and inshore Marine National Park Zones adjacent to this basin. This Report is part of a series of similar reports investigating the nature, condition, connectivity and management of coastal ecosystems within basins that form the catchment of the World Heritage Area. The purpose of this Report on the Baffle basin is to: • Review coastal ecosystems in the basin, assess their state and consider the pressures that they are facing now, and into the future. • Understand the connections between coastal ecosystems and the World Heritage Area, and how changes to these connections are impacting on the ecological functions they provide to the Great Barrier Reef. • Provide information to support future planning and management decisions, including identifying areas important for protection or potential offsets. • Empower communities and stakeholders by providing information that can support on-ground actions.en
dc.publisherGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorityen
dc.titleBaffle basin assessment: Burnett-Mary Regional Management Group Natural Resource Management regionen
dc.subject.asfaRiver basinsen
dc.subject.asfaCatchment areaen
dc.subject.asfaCoastal environmenten
dc.contributor.corpauthorGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorityen
dc.relation.connectiontogbrmpaGBRMPA published this itemen
dc.subject.categoryWorld heritageen
dc.subject.categoryCoastal developmenten
dc.subject.categoryLeading environmental practiceen
dc.subject.categoryWater qualityen
dc.subject.categoryCoastal communitiesen
dc.subject.categoryFarmers and graziersen
dc.subject.locationMackay/Capricorn Management Areaen
dc.keywordsBasin assessmenten
dc.keywordsLand useen
dc.keywordsEcological functionen
dc.keywordsCoastal ecosystemsen
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