Managing for a resilient Reef

On 24 and 25 May 2017, over 70 regional, national and international delegates representing marine park managers, Traditional Owners, government agencies, research institutions, industry groups, Reef users and other stakeholders participated in Great Barrier Reef Summit – Managing for Resilience.

The key objective of the Summit was to develop a blueprint for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and its partners in response to mass bleaching and cumulative impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. An important part of this was to develop resilience initiatives focusing on coral reef habitats.

It was clear from the event there is a strong and shared commitment to work together — to develop a blueprint for change, implement actions, and communicate the challenges facing the Reef — in a way that motivates people to act at local, regional and global levels. The blueprint is currently in development.

Our strong take away message was: together we can secure the future of the Reef – we have to try harder, do more and act now.

This page contains links to documents and information related to the Summit. It will be updated with additional documents and information as they become available.