Our mission is to scale up conservation efforts for the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.

No matter where you are around the world, you can help in the conservation and protection of the Reef.

Join the new frontier for conservation, with people-power at its centre.


The Great Reef Census

A world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef

Special Event
The Great Reef Census

Join our world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef! Our ambition with this reef-wide, collaborative project is not only to deliver vital insights for the conservation of this iconic ecosystem, but to engage the global community in the future of the Reef through education, storytelling and action.

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Reef Tracks: marine life tracker

Reef Tracks: marine life tracker

See what your favourite reef animals are up to right now! From sharks to turtles and manta rays, follow real-time tracks from our most iconic reef residents and help unlock the mysteries of the Great Barrier Reef.

Track a live turtle
Junior Citizens of the Reef

Junior Citizens of the Reef

We’ve partnered with Nickelodeon to develop our kids conservation programme, Junior Citizens of the Reef. Kids around the world can learn about the Reef, take action to protect the planet and watch themed SpongeBob episodes about the weird and wonderful marine life that call the Reef home.

Become a junior citizen
Reef Tracks: marine life tracker

Citizens Atlas

Discover some of the most exciting projects happening on the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. From turtle conservation to coral spawning, reef restoration and mangrove monitoring, the Atlas is a one-stop-shop for discovering the people and projects working to safeguard the Reef.

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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
Our incredible reef

Our incredible Reef

Jump in the water and the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef will still take your breath away, but the threats to the Reef are real and urgent. There is still hope if we respond now with action not apathy.

What’s at stake
The reef's greatest threats

The reef’s greatest threats

Climate change is the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. Poor water quality caused by land-based run-off, crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks and coastal development are making our Reef even more vulnerable

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.