Turning the Tide Newsletter – Summer 2024
Reef Still Facing ‘In Danger’
Our report card scores government progress and actions to address the top threats to the Great Barrier Reef.
Last year, World Heritage advisors urged the Australian and Queensland governments to implement 22 critical actions to protect the Reef. The Reef may be placed on the World Heritage in Danger list if the World Heritage Committee decides that the government’s progress on taking 22 actions is not enough.
Our Great Barrier Reef Report Card was produced after assessing the latest
science and consulting with experts in Reef management and protection. We’ve scored the government’s commitments and progress on taking 12 of the 22 actions.
The 12 actions we’ve focused on seek to address the biggest threats to the Reef: climate change, water pollution, tree clearing in Reef catchments, unsustainable fishing and plastic pollution.
Our governments are making progress but it’s not yet enough to protect the future of our national icon.
Our Reef is under immense pressure. The Reef report provides the Australian and Queensland governments with a roadmap to protect our Reef and its World Heritage Status.