Burleigh named gold coasts cleanest beach in the world for second year running
(04/19/10) The World Health Organization has declared New Zealand the world’s cleanest beach in a new report, after declaring beaches in the South Island cleanest in 2010.
The annual study of more than 2,200 beaches in 12 countries found that, of the world’s 16,000 beaches, only 4,300 were considered “clean” b호 게임y the World Health Organization and the European Commission – both of which set the top 10 cleanest beach rankings.
But Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was ranked ninth in the world for cleanliness and Japan followed in fourth pla올인 119ce with cleanliness “a serious problem”.
Researchers say the world’s beaches have improved over time, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has said that “climate change will increasingly drive beaches clean, but it will take longer.”
Brisbane’s Great Blue Harbour had been listed “very clean” by the WHO in 2009 before UNESCO named it “world’s best beach.”
However, the WHO report has been slammed as misleading in part because it was based on only a single review, which did not include measurements of beaches around the world to assess improvements, according to the Guardian.
The report’s authors say they expect beachkeepers to continue to work for beach “cleanness” but that in the longer term, more sustainable and better-managed operations will be needed.
A report from the Great Barrier Reef Conservation Trust said that, compared to the 1960s when a global cleanliness initiative was under way, the pace of improvement had slowed markedly in the last half of the 20th century.
It said that the impact of pollution has meant it is taking “much longer” than it would in 1990 for beaches to attain pristine status.
The Trust’s report says that the number of people visiting Great Barrier Reef h마이다스카지노as increased fourfold in the last decade, despite the fact the reef’s waters are “tend to lag behind those of other reefs” because of human activity.