The Daily Mercury reported on June 4 2013 that Australia only narrowly avoided having UNESCO rate the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park labelled "in danger".
The finding is an indictment of the lack of adequate action by state and federal governments to properly protect the Reef.Read more
Mackay Conservation Group is the peak environmental organisation in the Mackay region in Queensland, Australia.
The organisation focuses its conservation and environmental protection efforts on the Central Queensland Coast and Brigalow Belt bioregions in the area from Bowen in the north, west to Clermont and South to St Lawrence, and the off-shore islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
Mackay Conservation Group receives some funding for specific projects from government, and relies on volunteers and donations for its advocacy work.
A non profit organisation with tax deductibility status, Mackay Conservation Group is run by a volunteer Committee.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.