Research for a resilient Reef

About the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful and diverse: we must preserve it.

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.

Ken Done prints help fund Reef research

Fairfax Media and iconic Australian artist Ken Done have joined forces with the Foundation to benefit Reef research, highlighting the Foundation’s role in catalysing innovative partnerships for the Great Barrier Reef.

$100 from every sale of a colourful selection of hand-signed, limited edition, Ken Done reef prints in Fairfax Media's online retail stores, and, will be donated to the Foundation to direct towards critical research projects.

View the prints

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Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Australian & Queensland governments recently 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