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Coastcare is a community volunteer group made up of everyday Australians who care passionately about the protection and management of our coastal and marine environments. They identify local environmental problems and work together with government, local businesses and interest groups to achieve practical, sustainable solutions.
Coasts and estuaries form a dynamic, transition zone between the land and the sea and help Australians achieve many economic, social and environmental benefits. The Australian coastline extends approximately 34 000 kilometres (excluding all small offshore islands) and includes more than 1000 estuaries. Approximately 50 per cent of the Australian population resides within seven kilometres of the coast and ports and other coastal infrastructure are pivotal in supporting primary industries and tourism.
Coastal dunes are good examples of fragile ecosystems. This program explores dune ecology, the impact of human-induced change and the management of these ecosystems through coastal dune rehabilitation. Case studies shown include dunecare groups, high school student groups, Bitou bush control, dune revegetation and ecosystem re-establishment after sand mining.
The fi rst pass national assessment of Climate Change Risks to Australia’s Coast is one of the key actions identifi ed in the National Climate Change Adaptation Framework endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2007. The Framework recognised that national assessments are required in key sectors and regions to support informed decisions on adaptation action by policy-makers and business.
This is a summary of Australia state of the environment 2011, which is an independent report presented to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities by the State of the Environment 2011 Committee