Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is a new type of organisation. We’re the world’s first collaborative movement for the Reef – a #CoMo not a #NoCo.

We take a unique, data-driven approach to reef conservation that’s powered by you. From citizen science to sustainable fashion to ditching single-use plastics – everyone has a part to play.

Our connected platform brings together people, projects and organisations from across the Reef and around the world. United we will inspire participation, collaboration and collective impact on a global scale.

Commit to a brighter future for the reef. Join us.

Join our vision for a plastic-free Reef.

Take the plastic-free pledge

Get started with simple actions

The Citizens platform enables us to unite and commit to actions together, wherever we are in the world. Each action positively impacts the Reef, with outcomes you can follow in real-time.

Take action

Meet our reef champions

From coral spawning and nanosatellites to tiger sharks: discover the people and projects that are already doing great things, big and small, to help save the reef and make our world a better place to live.

Explore the projects
Andy Ridley
The actions of people across the planet will define the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
Andy Ridley, Founder Earth Hour & CEO Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Don’t give up on our reef

You can jump in the water and be inspired by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, but the threats are major, real and immediate. If we respond now with action not apathy, there’s hope.

What’s at stake

The reef’s greatest threats

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the first natural wonders to suffer from the direct impact of climate change. Poor water quality, caused by land-based runoff, and damage by crown of thorns starfish are making our reef even more vulnerable. And that’s just the beginning.

What’s endangering the reef

Building a global community

We need to engage citizens from around the world; empowering them to make the change that needs to happen. From local community education to large-scale initiatives with global partners, every action has impact.

Our plan of attack

Unite for the reef.

Together, we can ease the pressures that the reef faces - but we need your support to do it. Because it’s only when we’re united as Citizens, that our individual actions can come together to make a real, physical impact on the Great Barrier Reef.