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So we don't lose the Great Barrier reef
Dredging is undertaken in Great Barrier Reef waters so that large coal, gas and other bulk carriers can access ports.
There are plans for mega ports along the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Reef could become a shipping superhighway, with up to 7,000 ships crisscrossing the Reef every year.
Previous governments fast tracked major port expansions and there are more in the pipeline yet to be approved.
The World Heritage Committee has delivered a powerful decision that places Australia on probation over the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Today’s decision by UNESCO to keep the Great Barrier Reef on the ‘watch’ list for another four years shows that the Reef is still at risk. Read More »
Welcome to the new look Fight for the Reef website and thank you so much for your support for the campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrialisation.
A survey conducted in May 2014 revealed that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was considered the most important environmental issue for Australians (89%) with 52% saying it was very important and 37% moderately important. Read More »