Combating Coral Bleaching in Australia

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze and critique the current policies in place regarding the protection of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in relation to coral bleaching. To accomplish these goals, the writer examines different policies put in place by the Australian government, while analyzing the strengths and weaknesses within. In addition to this, the author analyzes the policies in place on both the national and state level in the United States; focusing on the strengths and weaknesses, in addition to the viability of Australia adopting some of the policies in place in the United States.