Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef

About the campaign

The story so far

In the last two years the Fight for the Reef campaign has helped to

  • Secure a ban on capital dredge spoil dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
  • Protect untouched parts of the Reef coast like the Fitzroy Delta and Cape York from new port developments
  • Stop three mega coal port expansions
  • Ensure the World Heritage Committee keeps the Australian Government ‘on probation’ until Reef health improves

This is a tremendous success, but we can’t let up…

Our Reef is still under threat from a major port expansion at Abbot Point, chemical farm run-off and global warming. We must remind our Governments it’s their job to protect the Reef and the 69,000 jobs it provides. Australia has a global responsibility to look after the Reef for future generations.

We love our Great Barrier Reef, but we’re going to have to fight for it.


Our aims

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the major threats to the Reef including industrialisation, global warming and fertiliser run-off.

Specifically, the campaign seeks to:

  • Stop industrial port expansion
  • Support strong laws and funding to cut farm pollution
  • Turn down the heat on the Reef by investing in renewable energy


A tribute to Felicity Wishart



In 2015, the Fight for the Reef campaign lost one of our key founders, Felicity Wishart. The current team is continuing Flic’s work, and we will never forget her. Read more about Felicity’s amazing achievements and how she touched our hearts.


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So we don't lose the Great Barrier reef