How the Reef is managed
- Managing multiple uses
- Marine Monitoring Program
- Eye on the Reef program
- Water quality in the Great Barrier Reef
- Science for management
- Tourism on the Great Barrier Reef
- Recreation on the Great Barrier Reef
- Fisheries in the Marine Park
- Field Management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- Managing Commonwealth Islands
- Register of management arrangements
- Douglas Shoal environmental remediation project
- Managing for a resilient Reef
- Strategic assessment and 25-year management plan
- Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report
Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan
- Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan
- Reef 2050 Plan draft policies - consultation
- Reef 2050 draft policies
- Case studies - Reef 2050 Policy application
- Reef 2050 policy literature review
- Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program
Threats to the Reef
- Climate change
- How climate change is affecting the Reef
- What does this mean for species?
- Climate change impacts on microscopic organisms
- Climate change impacts on marine plants
- Climate change impacts on corals
- Climate change impacts on fish
- Climate change impacts on marine mammals
- Climate change impacts on marine reptiles
- Climate change impacts on seabirds
- Climate change impacts on seabed dwellers
- What does this mean for habitats?
- What does this mean for communities and industries?
- Climate Change Action Plan 2012-2017
- Current conditions on the Reef
- Coastal development and protecting the Great Barrier Reef
- Declining water quality
- Extreme weather
- Remaining impacts from fishing
- Marine debris
- Climate change
Commonwealth Islands resilience projects
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is taking significant action to enhance the outlook for the Reef in the face of threats like climate change and declining water quality.
For Commonwealth Islands, the agency is working towards ensuring the islands are environmentally sustainable with a minimal carbon footprint.
Being carbon neutral, or having a zero carbon footprint, involves eliminating carbon emissions by balancing the amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount offset.
Work has already commenced on Low Isles, where renewable energies, solar panels and environmentally-friendly fuels have been adopted.
Similar work is underway on Lady Elliot Island with the construction of a new hybrid power station as well as several other measures for reducing the carbon emissions of visitors to the island.
Developing a resilient and adaptive management framework involves coordinating the best available information and resources from a variety of expert, government and community sources. This helps inform management planning, implementation and outcomes.
If you're heading out on the water, download and use the free zoning app so you know where you can go and what you can do.
We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.