About the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2000 for the purpose of funding vital research to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Made up of 2,900 reefs along 2,300km of Queensland's coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest United Nations World Heritage areas and is under threat. We need your help to protect and preserve our reef for future generations.

Projects in Profile

Ocean Acidification Framework

Sir David Attenborough recently cited ocean acidification as the greatest threat facing our oceans today.

The Ocean Acidification Research Framework will develop the baseline knowledge needed to understand how increasing levels of acidification from carbons will impact the Reef and its organisms and ecosystems. This information can then be used to research long and short-term solutions for the Great Barrier Reef....  READ MORE

Latest News

How does a coral choose where to live? 2012 Bommies Award winner Dr Steve Whalan says the key to restoring damaged coral reefs could be found in the real estate choices of corals and sponges.... READ MORE

It usually happens just once a year a few days after the full moon in October or November (and sometimes December). Last year, it happened twice.

In a rare occurrence, last year the corals on the... READ MORE

Coral Reefs 101

Learn more about coral reefs and the direct threats they face.

Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Australian & Queensland governments recently released the Long-term Sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef. The plan has at its core the vision of ensuring the Reef continues to improve on its Outstanding Universal Value every decade between now and 2050, to be a natural wonder for each successive generation. 
Read the Foundation's summary of the 2050 Plan.
The plan is also accompanied by a series of briefing notes and infographics which can be found here…