FACT SHEETS - HOW WE USE
29 CULTURE AND HERITAGE
• The Coral Reefs of Australia have great cultural significance, not only to Australians but also to the rest of the world. This was recognised in 1981 when the Great Barrier Reef was listed as a World Heritage Area.
• The Coral Reefs of Australia are used by indigenous and non-indigenous people for different cultural purposes associated with the marine world.
• Many different types of people use the Coral Reefs of Australia in different ways. Uses range from extractive uses (such as fishing) to non extractive uses (such as photography). Some people may not even use the reefs by going there directly, but just knowing it is there is of value to them.
• The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Heritage, conservation and culture): http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/corp_site/key_issues/conservation
• The Culture and Recreation portal (Great Barrier Reef): http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/greatbarrierreef/
• Queensland Environmental Protection Agency (Culture and Heritage): http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/cultural_heritage/