Tackling climate change
The Great Barrier Reef Tourism Climate Change Action Strategy 2009 - 2012, launched in 2009, provides a starting point for the Great Barrier Reef marine tourism industry, government and other partners to take action in response to climate change.
- Great Barrier Reef Tourism Climate Change Action Strategy 2009 - 2012
- Great Barrier Reef Tourism Climate Change Action Strategy 2009 - 2012 (Abridged)
What are tourism operators doing now?
Tourism operators are working with the GBRMPA to reduce their impact on the Great Barrier Reef. Some operators are:
- Calculating and reducing their carbon emissions
- Trialling alternative energy sources such as biofuels
- Becoming climate action certified through Ecotourism Australia
- Offsetting the emissions created by their business.
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
- Reef Friendly Carbon Offsetting
- Sustainable Island Resorts
- Reducing Outboard Emissions
- Certification: Recognising Best Practice
- Green Purchasing
- Becoming Carbon Neutral
- Information on climate change and its potential impacts on the Marine Park
If you're heading out on the water, don't forget your free Zoning Map so you know where you can go and what you can do.
The Great Barrier Reef is a hive of activity. If you're lucky enough to see a humpback whale from May to September, make sure you keep a safe distance.
We're delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's World Heritage listing.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing plants, animals and habitats. There are a range of tourism experiences on offer.
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.