Don’t give up on our reef

President Barack Obama speaking to the University of Queensland.

The incredible natural glory of the Great Barrier Reef is threatened. I want my daughters to be able to bring their daughters or sons to visit and I want that there 50 years from now.
President Barack Obama

The reef can not become history

The Great Barrier Reef is far more than a holiday destination. It has great cultural and historical significance to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have lived harmoniously with the reef for centuries. Protecting the reef will ensure it can be enjoyed for centuries to come.

70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owner groups have continuing relationships with the Great Barrier Reef.

More than a natural wonder

The Great Barrier Reef protects habitats and shelter for many species, including humans. Its structure protects the eastern coastline from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms.

Our reef houses and feeds countless fish that humans eat. Without it, thousands of communities around the world would suffer from famine and malnutrition.

1 billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of protein.

The Great Barrier Reef supports

64,000 Jobs

Earth’s barometer

The Reef is a barometer for the well-being of the whole planet. It is the first to suffer from the devastating effects of climate change and is a true indicator of the current state of the world. Protecting the reef needs to be our priority.

  • The Great Barrier Reef Covers 344,400km²
  • Coral reefs support 25% of all marine life
  • The corals of the Great Barrier Reef are between 20,000 and 120,000 years old

Rebuilding the reef

Help us get to 5000 Citizens! Encourage others to get involved, including family, friends, colleagues and local government. The more citizens, the more chance the Reef has.

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