Coral bleaching risks

Published 12/11/2015

In the lead up to each summer, we assess the potential weather impacts that the Great Barrier Reef may be exposed to over the coming months. This year, we're closely monitoring the risks that the current strong El Niño poses to the Reef.

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Shipwreck training for marine rangers and students

Published 04/11/2015

A two-day course in marine archaeology in Townsville this week, aims to boost the protection of the Great Barrier Reef’s rich maritime heritage, including an estimated 800 historic shipwrecks.

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Alva Beach gets hands dirty to help the Reef

Published 29/10/2015

On Sunday 22 volunteers from Alva Beach took part in the first Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

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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.

Public consultation - Improving the permission system

We are looking at ways to improve the permission system and would like your feedback.

Public consultation

Public comment is invited on an application by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue operating its shark control 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.

Tourism Weekly Monitoring Surveys

Tourism Weekly Monitoring is one of the largest tourism-based coral reef monitoring collaborations on the planet. Watch Eric's story about keeping an Eye on the Reef.

Annual Report 2014–15

In 2014–15, we partnered in the development of the Reef 2050 Plan, released Outlook Report 2014, and banned capital dredge disposal in the Marine Park.