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Restore the Reef

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Restore the Reef

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The Challenge

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. It’s under threat. The Reef also supports the culture and livelihoods of 70 Traditional Owner groups, who have been its custodians for over 60,000 years.

Since 1985, the Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover due to climate change and poor water from land-based run-off. More than 10 million tonnes of sediment from eroded gullies flow onto the Reef every year, smothering corals and seagrass, creating algal blooms, degrading water quality, and weakening the Reef’s ability to recover.

Coastal wetlands are essential. They act like kidneys, filtering out the sediment from agriculture, industry and urban land use. But over 50% of wetlands have already been lost.

Greening Australia and Traditional Owners are working to restore 2,000 hectares of eroded land and 10,000 hectares of wetlands by 2030. This will prevent 400,000 tonnes of sediment from polluting the Reef each year, improving water quality, the Reef’s resilience to climate change, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

Our Impact

$50 =

prevents 1 tonne of sediment from reaching the Great Barrier Reef

In partnership with Greening Australia

UNHCR

Supporting UNSDG

  • 14. Life Below Water
  • 15. Life on Land

Shop brands that support this project

  • Aceology gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the Reef
    • Give a new start
    Aceology
  • Adventure Safety gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Adventure Safety
  • Alana Maria Jewellery gives from every sale to:

    • Support diversity
    • Educate a girl
    • Restore the Reef
    Alana Maria Jewellery
  • Almo Milk gives from every sale to:

    • Keep girls in school
    • Restore the Reef
    Almo Milk
  • Ambra Maddalena gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Dignity during disaster
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    Ambra Maddalena
  • Bahe gives from every sale to:

    • Support mental health
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Bahe
  • Barefoot Blonde Collection gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Bring joy to sick kids
    • Dignity during disaster
    Barefoot Blonde Collection
  • Bliss & Balance gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Restore the land
    • Support mental health
    Bliss & Balance
  • Bond Eye gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the Reef
    • Empower with literacy
    Bond Eye
  • Bond Eye US gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Continue her education
    • Empower women in the Pacific
    Bond Eye US
  • Bourke St. The Label gives from every sale to:

    • Rewild Australia
    • Restore the Reef
    • Restore the land
    Bourke St. The Label
  • By Billie gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    • Clean the sea
    By Billie
  • Clubb No Name gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Clubb No Name
  • Coast to Coast gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Coast to Coast
  • Ecoy gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • End violence against women
    • Rewild Australia
    Ecoy
  • FELLA gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Prevent women dying
    • Educate a girl
    FELLA
  • Frank + Bare gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Frank + Bare
  • Golden Child gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Restore the Reef
    Golden Child