The Great Barrier Reef stretches for over 1500 km along the north-east cost of Australia, just 50 km off the Queensland coast. It is the most extensive natural reef in the world made up of over 3,000 individual reef systems, coral cays and literally 100’s of tropical islands, home to over 600 types coral and 1,500 species of fish.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of our planet’s most remarkable natural gifts and as a consequence has become one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. However, the reef is not without it’s challenges. The influences of climate change have put the reef and its surrounding environment in perilous danger which threatens its very existence.
This vulnerable eco-structure needs the attention of the global community to recognise the urgent attention required to protect the reef and its habitat for all future generations.