Fight For Our Reef

Our beautiful Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems - home to turtles, corals and clownfish like Nemo. But its future is threatened by mining giant Adani, colossal new coal mines, carbon pollution and creeping industrialisation.

Australia must embrace renewable energy and save our reef.

I will Fight For Our Reef!

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Home to swirling fish, colourful corals and ancient sea turtles, our magnificent Great Barrier Reef is vital to the health of Australia’s oceans.

The Reef is part of our world heritage and its beauty lifts our spirits. Spanning 2,300 kms along the Queensland coast, it can even be seen from space.

But our Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. Corporations like mining giant Adani are threatening the future of our Reef. The mining and burning of coal is heating our planet and cooking our oceans, causing devastating coral bleaching. The footprint of this unprecedented back-to-back bleaching stretches along two-thirds of the length of the Reef – from Torres Strait in the north down to Townsville – covering 1,500 km.

There’s still time to save the Reef. We know what we need to do.

Together we can stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine and other mega mines, and insist that the federal government urgently switches to clean, renewable energy. Hundreds of thousands of people are already taking action to #StopAdani and new coal mines. Our leaders have a legal and moral responsibility to protect our Reef and together we will hold them to it.

Threats to the Great Barrier Reef

Adani's Coal Mine

It’s the fight of our times - to stop Adani’s massive Carmichael coal mine wrecking our Reef.

Coral Bleaching

Coral bleaching endangers over 5,000 species from fish to turtles that rely on our colourful corals.

Dredging and Shipping Near Our Reef

Hundreds of coal ships plough through Great Barrier Reef waters every year, shipping coal globally.

We are making history in the Fight For Our Reef

In May 2018, the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) signed a formal Declaration demanding strong climate policies to protect the future of our Reef.

The Declaration was signed by AMPTO members at a summit in Cairns hosted jointly with the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

We continue to Fight for our Reef at the global level, representing the Great Barrier Reef at the World Heritage Committee and speaking up about the threats to its future, especially from climate change. In 2017 we delivered 50,000 signatures to the World Heritage Committee, which then called on all countries to make ambitious reductions in carbon pollution to save the world’s coral reefs.

Over the last two years, divestment pressure has meant bank after bank has pulled out of deals to fund the Adani mine. Now 28 financial institutions have ruled out investing in Adani, including Westpac, Commbank and four of the world’s biggest banks.

 

We have achieved so much – but our Great Barrier Reef is still in danger. We can save our Reef, but we can only do it together.

Volunteer For Our Reef

The natural beauty of our stunning Reef draws thousands of people every year. Help ensure the Reef is here for generations to come. Whether you become an online ambassador or join us to talk with community members at presentations, stalls or doorknocks, we need all hands on deck.

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