In honour of Plastic Free July, we have decided to shine the light on our friends at The Great Barrier Reef Foundation who are supporting amazing projects to protect and restore The Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation raise funds to help protect and restore Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef through concrete large-scale impact projects. They work closely with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to deliver practical solutions and actions for the Reef.
About the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 348000 km2 on the north-east coast of Australia. The Reef is an incredible ecosystem providing home to thousands of species including corals, sharks, birds, dolphins, whales, fish and marine turtles. It also provides habitat to dugongs and large green turtles which are threatened with extinction. The survival of our planet is highly dependant on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Not only does it provide habitat for nearly one quarter of the world’s marine species, it also protect the Australian coastlines from erosion, storms and floodings as well as keeping our air clean. Indeed, the Great Barrier Reef acts as a carbon sink, absorbing and storing carbon from the hemisphere which helps alleviate the impacts of climate change.
Did you know?
- The Great Barrier Reef is 1 of 7 natural wonders of the world
- It is the largest living structure on the planet
- It is home to 980 individual islands