The Reef

The Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's unique living icon.

Facts

Facts

It's the largest living structure on earth.

Animals

Animals

These threatened species need your help.

Crown of thorns starfish

Threats

Climate change is the single greatest threat facing the reef.


#Explore

Discover new reefs and take a virtual dive with your favourite animals in the interactive map below. Select full screen for the best experience on mobile and desktop.

#Watch

64,000 green turtles converge on Raine Island during nesting season.



#What we're doing

Inaugural accelerator workshop, Great Barrier Reef

Resilient Reefs

Partnering with Reef communities to respond to climate change and local threats.

Reef Islands

Reef Islands

Restoring critical island habitats to protect ecosystems and save vulnerable species.

Raine Island Recovery Project

Raine Island Recovery Project

Restoring the world’s largest green turtle nesting area on Raine Island.

eReefs

eReefs

Pioneering the world’s largest Reef forecasting and modelling program to track and predict the condition of the Reef, including water quality and bleaching.

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Help restore life-giving seagrass meadows

#Help restore life-giving seagrass meadows

Seagrass meadows, which are critical feeding grounds for the green turtle and dugong, are at risk. Climate change and severe storms have led to seagrasses declining. Donate this Christmas to help scale-up seagrass restoration.

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