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Look out for those below during whale season — even if you’re way above

Published 15/08/2017

With the whale migration season well underway for 2017, whale-watching enthusiasts and visitors to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are reminded to keep a safe distance, for the safety of the whales and onlookers.

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New rules to better protect and enable access to the Whitsundays

Published 01/08/2017

New rules coming in to effect tomorrow (2 August 2017) will better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Early career Reef researchers receive a boost

Published 20/07/2017

Ten Queensland post-graduate students will receive nearly $17,000 worth of grants from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for ground-breaking research into the Great Barrier Reef’s key risks and threats.

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Features

Reef 2050 Plan draft policies - consultation

Have your say on the Reef 2050 Plan draft cumulative impact management policy and net benefit policy.


Managing for a resilient Reef

Information on the Great Barrier Reef Summit — Managing for Resilience — which took place on 24 and 25 May 2017 and involved over 70 regional, national and international delegates.


Updates to Whitsundays Plan of Management

From 2 August 2017 there are new rules in place to better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.


Draft environmental values and water quality objectives

Have your say on the draft environmental values and water quality objectives under the Environmental Protection Policy (EPP Water).


Climate change policies review

We recently provided input to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy on the climate change policies and review discussion paper.


Reef health

Global coral bleaching over the last two years has led to widespread coral decline and habitat loss on the Great Barrier Reef.