Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Witness History

By BBC World Service

Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Thursday, 31 December

In the 1960s conservationists began a campaign to prevent the Queensland government from allowing mining and oil drilling on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Eddie Hegerl told Claire Bowes that he and his wife were prepared to sacrifice everything, to protect the world's biggest coral reef from destruction. Photo: Science Photo Library
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