Our mission is to protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.

Help us inspire collaboration and collective impact on a global scale. From ditching single-use plastics to citizen science and world-leading research – now is the time to act.

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

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Citizens Atlas Global outcomes for the Reef

Citizens actions platform

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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.

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SpawningGBR 2019

Special Event
#SpawningGBR 2019

This year's coral spawning is a defining moment in the history of the Great Barrier Reef. The corals out there today have survived two consecutive years of coral bleaching – their genes are a genetic gold mine for the future of the Reef. We are hoping that the next generation spawned from these genes will be more resilient in the face of climate change.

Witness the coral spawn
Reef Tracks: marine life tracker

Reef Tracks: marine life tracker

See what your favourite Reef animals are up to right now! Find real-time data from some much-loved reef residents and help unlock the mysteries of the Great Barrier Reef.

Track a live turtle
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

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 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

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.