We’re solving the most complex and challenging problems facing the survival of the Great Barrier Reef.
Driving real solutions to the threats facing Australia’s greatest natural wonder.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth, home to rich, diverse corals and thousands of species of marine life. It is a truly irreplaceable ecosystem. But this unique ecosystem is facing a growing combination of threats, the greatest of which is climate change.
Of all the ecosystems on the planet, coral reefs are among the most severely impacted by climate change, through rising water temperatures and sea levels, more frequent and severe tropical storms, and altered ocean circulation patterns. Additionally, carbon dioxide absorbed into the ocean from the atmosphere has already begun to hinder the ability of reefs to rebuild.
Saving our Reef and its marine life for future generations is a challenge that urgently requires local action to boost the reef’s resilience and global and Australian action to meet the Paris Agreement. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation makes a commitment to both. As an organisation, we minimise our environmental footprint through the way we operate. Through our voice and our network, we participate in a constructive and progressive dialogue around solutions, and we empower our partners and the community to join us in the transition to a carbon neutral planet.
Now is our window of opportunity to save our coral reefs, here and around the world. We all have a role to play, and collectively we can make a difference.
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