John Rumney is considered a true legend of the Great Barrier Reef. For decades the passionate diver and boat operator has been taking tourists and scientists to visit it, and has witnessed firsthand the decline of the world’s mightiest and most famous coral reef.
John was at the forefront of introducing eco-tourism to the Reef, and to this day he’s an advocate for doing it right. He’s also so committed to saving the Reef that he recently created the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, a program that aims to improve the long-term survival of this precious ecosystem through research.
You can find out more about John´s efforts here:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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History & Culture
Indigenous tourism opportunities are growing around Uluru as the deadline approaches for the ban on climbing the huge Central Australian rock.
History & Culture
Did you ever see the ‘world-famous’ white cats living in the south-east pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge?
Despite signage warning against climbing Uluru, yet another tourist has died in an attempt to ascend the rock.
The phenomenon of animal selfies has emerged as a serious issue over the last 5-7 years, but we’re starting to see the negative impact it has on our native wildlife more and more.
It’s not the kangaroos fault.
A 21-day research exhibition conducted by the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, partly funded by tourism company, the Northern Escape Collection will seek to identify corals that best coped with bleaching events that occurred across the northern parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Putting a price on the Great Barrier Reef seems impossible but Deloitte Access Economics have come to a final figure.
For one weekend each year, the camels on Broome’s famed Cable Beach make way for thundering teams of men on horseback, swinging long-handled mallets.
From ‘Dr Doolittle’ to ‘Wattle-I-Doo’, nearly 40 houses in this little town of seaside shacks on the Tasman Peninsula share the name ‘Doo’.