Revisiting ways for Capricorn Coast schools and organisations to “go green” was not a decision inspired by leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day – but by the threat of greenhouse gas emissions in the International Year of the Reef.Teachers and managers made the pledge to inspire “greener living” and educate their communities about the big five threats to the Great Barrier Reef at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent Reef Guardian networking meeting in Yeppoon.Read full article
Mackay’s Steve Fisher works for a not-for-profit tourism organisation that coordinates hands-on conservation projects with volunteers. The organisation’s projects cover from Norfolk Island and New Zealand to the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef. Volunteers remove marine debris, restore bushland, control weeds and carry out research and recovery programs for threatened species. Mr Fisher put up his hand to represent tourism on one of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Local Marine Advisory Committees.Read full article
Sue Sargent moved to the Bundaberg region in 1997 to lead a citizen science project designed to increase awareness about the local marine environment. It’s a topic she feels passionately about and wanted to contribute to decisions about how the marine environment is managed. Ms Sargent joined the Burnett Local Marine Advisory Committee when it was first formed in 2005 and has been a member ever since.Read full article
Applications are now open for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Stewardship and Community Grants 2018 (previously called the Ripples of Change and LMAC projects) will be open from 1 March 2018 to 1 May 2018.
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.
Local Marine Advisory Committee nominations are now open. We are looking for representatives from a range of interest groups including fishing, Traditional Owners, tourism, farming, resources, recreation, education, research, conservation, and shipping. Applications close 19 April 2018.
The Government’s Response will ensure the Authority is best placed to continue its important work with reef users, business, research, and government and non-government partners.
Find out how you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for the Great Barrier Reef.
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- Visit Reef HQ Aquarium
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