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 tourism operators
Tourism operators are working with GBRMPA to reduce their impact on the Great Barrier Reef. The industry has been proactive on climate change. With the support of GBRMPA, it has established the Great Barrier Reef Tourism Climate Change Action Strategy and has been implementing the initiatives to build the industry's resilience to climate change.
Individual Reef tourism operators in direct contact with visitors are uniquely placed to deliver powerful action on climate change both on and off the water.
In addition to sharing this information, operators are also:
- Calculating, monitoring and reducing their carbon emissions
- Trialling alternative energy sources such as biofuels
- Becoming climate certified through Ecotourism Australia
- Offsetting their carbon emissions
The GBRMPA has developed tools to assist tourism operators to reduce their emissions and adapt to climate change. These tools include:
- A carbon emissions calculator for tourism operators
- Case studies outlining how some operators have reduced their emissions, providing information and resources for other operators to do the same
- Information on climate change and its impacts on the Reef to inform operators, and also to share this knowledge with visitors.
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