Great Barrier Reef
Two experts from government science agencies said that this plan to improve the condition of the reef is no longer achievable. (Photo : Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bringing back the former majesty of the Great Barrier Reef has always been unlikely, and now experts are saying that expecting an improvement could be impossible despite efforts of the government.

According to a report from BBC News, a third of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals disappeared in the past year. Research has shown that 29 percent of corals died in 2016, greater than the projected 26 percent made mid-year. In Port Douglas, 70 percent of the shallow coral reefs were destroyed.

“As has been the case with reefs across the world, the Great Barrier Reef has experienced significant and widespread impacts over the last two years,” Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chairman Russell Reichelt said. “We’re very…