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 are collaborating with the Foundation to benefit Reef research, donating $100 from every sale of these hand-signed, limited edition, Ken Done reef prints from Fairfax Media's online retail stores.

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Citizen science results a blitz for Reef research

The results are in for the Foundation’s major citizen science initiative in 2015. With a new Corporate Team Challenge event incorporated for the first time, and a large scale community event held in conjunction with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, ReefBlitz 2015 delivered new levels of engagement in Reef science as well as information to help Reef managers and scientists.

Top 15 of 2015

2015 was the year when all eyes were on the Reef and the Foundation marked 15 years of catalysing research for a resilient Reef. So what were the Foundation's 15 highlights of 2015?


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