The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the largest coral reef on Earth. It was placed on the World Heritage List in 1981 in recognition of its superb natural beauty and biological diversity. But like other reefs throughout the world, it is under pressure. Building on decades of management, the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan is the shared blueprint for protecting the Reef over the next few decades in a partnership approach involving governments, scientists, Traditional Owners, community and industry.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Australian Government has increased its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage site for future generations through measures, totalling $1 billion over 9 years. For more…
The Australian and Queensland Governments have released the updated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan 2021-25.
A draft of the updated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan has been released for public comment. The six-week public consultation period closes on 30 September 2020. Read more: Reef 2050 plan