Source: 9News 
July 12, 2012
"Environmentalists want the government to commit to fully re-funding a rescue program for the Great Barrier Reef when the progam's funding runs out next June.
The reef has come under the spotlight in recent months with a UNESCO report criticising Australia's management of coastal development in Queensland, and warning the area could be listed as a World Heritage site in Danger.
Thousands of coral reef scientists are in Cairns this week for the International Coral Reef Symposium, and WWF Australia spokesman Sean Hoobin said it was the perfect opportunity for the government to commit to protecting the reef."
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