Catholic Earthcare advocates for shared ecological responsibility for our iconic global treasure, the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and stretches 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast. It supports a rich diversity of life, including many vulnerable or endangered species, some of which are endemic to the reef system. It is an underwater Garden of Eden, a paradise of astonishing colours and life forms.
Parts of the reef are protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use, however much of the reef is threatened. The most serious threat is climate change, as well as catchment pollution, coastal development and fishing.
We must take action to protect this fragile natural wonder from degradation and destruction.
Take action today
- Join the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef campaign
For more information
- Read Catholic Earthcare Australia’s pastoral statement on the Great Barrier Reef “Let The Many Coastlines Be Glad!”, which is endorsed by the Bishops of Queensland
Read the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report
- Visit the World Wildlife Fund’s Great Barrier Reef section on their website