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
- Strategic assessment and 25-year management plan
- Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report
- Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan
Threats to the Reef
- Coastal development and protecting the Great Barrier 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?
- Adapting management to climate change
- Working with tourism operators
- Working with fishers
- Working with schools
- Declining water quality
- Extreme weather
- Remaining impacts from fishing
- Marine debris
Working with schools
Climate change education in the Great Barrier Reef catchment is via the GBRMPA Reef Guardian stewardship program.
The Reef Guardian Schools program is a voluntary stewardship program that involves partnerships between schools and their communities to work towards a sustainable future for the Great Barrier Reef.
This education program currently sees more than 113,000 students committed to the protection and conservation of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
As part of the initiative, teachers have access to science curriculum material linked to the Australian National Curriculum and students are involved in activities both in and outside the classroom to help protect the Reef.
This includes schools undertaking energy audits, creating worm farms, growing their own fruit and vegetables, and taking part in local clean ups. Schools benefit from their involvement in the Reef Guardian Schools program by being recognised as leaders in sustainable living in their community.
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.
Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef