About the Reef

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How the Reef is managed

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is widely recognised as one of the best managed marine protected areas in the world.

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Biodiversity

The Great Barrier Reef has many different habitats and plants, all of which are vital to the ecosystem as a whole.

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Animals

A stunning array of animals call the Great Barrier Reef home ranging from microscopic plankton to whales weighing more than 100 tonnes.

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Heritage

The Great Barrier Reef was the first coral reef ecosystem in the world to be World Heritage listed.

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Managing multiple uses

A multiple-use area that supports a range of activities, industries, communities and businesses.

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