The UNESCO and IUCN’s Reef report outlines 22 recommendations, including 10 high priority actions the Australian and Queensland Governments must implement if they are serious about saving the Reef.
Urge the government to take these key steps now:
- Implement climate policies to limit global warming to 1.5oC – a critical threshold for the survival of coral reefs
- Improve water quality to meet the 2025 water quality targets by enforcing regulations, repair degraded gullies and restore coastal wetlands
- End tree clearing and protect native vegetation in Reef catchments
- Stop gillnet fishing and monitor trawling catches to protect threatened species such as dugongs and turtles
Our Reef is under immense pressure. This is the decade to focus on solutions to local threats and meaningful climate action.
The Australian and Queensland governments must implement these actions quickly.
Together, we can demand action now for the future of our Reef.