About the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was established in 1999 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

ReFuGe 2020 Consortium

Current knowledge of coral resilience and their capacity to adapt is extremely limited. Bridging this knowledge gap is critical for reef managers who want to maintain the diversity and function of coral reefs and need to develop and implement innovative management approaches in order to do this.

The ReFuGe 2020 consortium has come together to help address this gap... READ MORE

Latest News

ReefBlitz 2014, held at Cannonvale Beach in the Whitsundays, has come to a successful conclusion with the wrap-up of the two day event on Saturday night, with around 450 people attending, including... READ MORE

The Plan builds on the three-year comprehensive strategic assessments that examined the status and trends of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area’s environmental values including its Outstanding Universal Value.

The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan is intended to identify areas of action from the comprehensive strategic assessment and will seek to... READ MORE

Coral Reefs 101

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

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) release their 5th Assessment Report

On the 31st March, 2014 the IPCC released their 5th Assessment Report in regards to Climate Change. This report considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models. It builds upon the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) (2007), and incorporates subsequent new findings of research.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, a member of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Science Advisory Committee, is the Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on Oceans with Professor Rongshuo Cai from China.
To read the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Click here