Grants now open for university students studying the Great Barrier Reef

Published 13/12/2017

Post-graduate students passionate about the Great Barrier Reef are encouraged to apply for the Reef Guardian Research grants now open through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Top 10 actions to protect the Great Barrier Reef released today

Published 13/12/2017

Ramping up compliance and protecting resilient reefs — among the top 10 actions that will be used to manage the Great Barrier Reef under the Reef Blueprint launched today.

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Ship master convicted and fined for entering no-go zone

Published 12/12/2017

A master of a coastal trading vessel was convicted and fined $5000 in the Cairns Magistrates Court last week for being in charge of a ship that entered a shipping exclusion area in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Whitsundays Plan of Management

On the 1 January 2018 three remaining amendments to the Whitsundays Plan of Management commence. These amendments relate to the definition of a year, significant bird sites, and aircraft taxiing at Whitehaven Beach.

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.

Climate change policies review

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

Government Response to the Review of Governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

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.

Annual Report 2016–17

During 2016–17 the Authority increased its focus on building the Reef’s resilience through management interventions. Pressures from weather events, coral bleaching and disease, and crown-of-thorns starfish highlighted the need for action to ensure the long-term health of the Reef.

Current opportunities

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