Research for a resilient Reef

About the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful and diverse: we must preserve it. Please give today if you can. Every dollar donated by individuals, companies and philanthropic organisations will now be matched by the Queensland Government to invest in vital water quality projects for the Reef. 

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is fostering a resilient reef for all generations by catalysing and funding science that informs, encourages and inspires. The Foundation is the only independent, not-for-profit organisation in Australia dedicated solely to raising funds for scientific research into preserving the Great Barrier Reef.

Raine Island Recovery Project

A five year, $7.95M project to protect and restore the world’s largest green turtle breeding ground is the result of a unique collaboration between the Queensland Government, BHP Billiton, Traditional Owners and the Foundation.

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Help us save Dory’s home - the beautiful Great Barrier Reef!

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Disney-Pixar and Dory partner with Foundation to protect the Reef

To celebrate the opening of Disney-Pixar’s latest film, Finding Dory, the sequel to the much beloved Finding Nemo, The Walt Disney Company is inviting Australians to join them to help protect the Great Barrier Reef, the setting of the original film. 

Disney is partnering with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to provide educators and consumers with Finding Dory-themed educational materials and activity guides to help raise awareness of the decline of the reef and inspire people to make a difference.


Coral Reefs 101

Learn more about coral reefs and the direct threats they face.

Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Australian & Queensland governments released the Long-term Sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef. The plan has at its core the vision of ensuring the Reef continues to improve on its Outstanding Universal Value every decade between now and 2050, to be a natural wonder for each successive generation.


Read the Foundation's summary of the 2050 Plan

The plan is also accompanied by a series of briefing notes and infographics which can be found here:

Long term sustainability plan