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by , SmarterTravel Staff - April 14, 2008
Seaplane on Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Winner of the World Travel & Tourism Council's top destination award in 2007, Australia's Great Barrier Reef was recognized for the effective partnership between the government and the local tourism industry that work together to protect it. The Reef is threatened by toxic runoff, global warming, and overfishing.

(Photo: Tourism Queensland)

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