Tips for navigating turtle traffic

Published 27/01/2016

The moment a marine turtle hatchling pokes its head out of its sandy nest the odds are against it, but beach goers can give these tiny creatures a better chance during their dash to the ocean.

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Clean-ups produce positive results for Reef in 2015

Published 23/12/2015

More than 1200 volunteers from across Queensland helped remove more than 17 tonnes of rubbish this year from beaches, parks and waterways that feed into the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

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Award-winning collaboration key to Reef management

Published 18/12/2015

The successful collaboration of 115 dedicated north Queenslanders who manage the 348,000 square kilometres, 2,300 kilometres of coastline and 1050 islands of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has been recognised with a 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

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Reef Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

Bringing together tools to help better understand the conditions and trends of the Reef.

Karamea joins fleet watching over the Great Barrier Reef

State-of-the-art patrol vessel Karamea today officially joined the fleet of vessels patrolling the Great Barrier Reef to reduce illegal exploitation of protected marine areas in the Capricornia region.

Field Management Program annual report summary 2014-15

Turtle conservation, protecting cultural heritage and responding to incidents is in a day’s work for field officers of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service joint Field Management Program.

Reef in Brief e-newsletter

Read all about what we’ve been doing to Celebrate the Reef in our online e-newsletter ‘Reef in Brief’. Subscribe to our mailing list for regular updates.

Latest overview of current conditions

Over summer, we monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef to see how it's faring, as this time brings an increased risk of extreme weather.

Indigenous rangers protect the Reef

Twenty Indigenous rangers from nine locations in Far North Queensland have started the journey to become marine park inspectors with compliance qualifications that will help protect the Great Barrier Reef.