The Great Barrier Reef has been valued for the time. The company Deloitte Access Economics has put a on one of nature's most wonders. It valued the reef at US$42.5 , and said it was worth US$4.9 billion a to Australia's . The reef supports 64,000 full-time jobs in , fishing, recreation and research. This is much more than Australia's national and many major employ.
Putting a on the World Heritage- reef may help to conserve it. People will look after it if they know how it is. Deloitte said the reef is worth " than 12 Sydney Opera Houses". A businessman said it was "" that a value was put on the reef. He questioned people needed to link the reef with . He said: "We have a conscience to look after the Great Barrier Reef."