Traditional Owner groups that hold rights and interests in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the Reef catchments are being empowered to protect the Reef with an investment of $1.8 million across 18 Reef protection projects.
Traditional Owners are making a significant and meaningful contribution to Reef protection already with more than 200 Indigenous rangers across the Reef catchments, yet there is a huge opportunity and very strong ambition to do more.
As a first step, these grants will empower Traditional Owners to expand their Reef protection activities in three priority areas, Indigenous junior ranger programs, country-based planning and implementation of existing land and sea country plans.
Through the Reef Trust Partnership, the Foundation has made the largest single investment in Traditional Owner Reef protection, amounting to $42 million over six years, equalling 10% of the total Partnership funding.
Find out more in the Media Release.