Sediment and chemical pollution from farms and land based runoff causes major damage to inshore coral reefs and seagrass meadows in our beautiful Great Barrier Reef.
These ecosystems are critical habitats for threatened dugongs, turtles and juvenile fish. Nutrients from fertiliser pollution in the Reef’s waters also fuels massive outbreaks of the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, which devour our coral reefs.
By stopping farm and land based pollution, we are giving our Great Barrier Reef the clean water it needs to restore its health.
While climate change remains the biggest threat to our Great Barrier Reef, cleaning up the water that flows from the land reduces further pressure and helps our Great Barrier Reef to recover.