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
Rethinking the use of plastics is a key focus for Bundaberg schools and organisations during this the International Year of the Reef.They made the pledge to reduce the use of plastic, with a focus on single-use plastics, at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent Reef Guardian networking meeting in Bundaberg.Read full article
Townsville’s Dr Adam Smith is a coral reef science advisor who works in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. He understands how our decisions and actions make a difference to the future of coral reefs around the world.“Coral reefs are amazing and there are so many people in governments, enterprises and non-government organisations working around the world to improve their future,” he said.To make a difference locally, Dr Smith volunteered for one of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Local Marine Advisory Committees.Read full article
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.
We recently provided input to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy on the climate change policies review discussion paper.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for the Great Barrier Reef.
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