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Who We Are

A not-for-profit organisation, Great Barrier Reef Legacy was created to address the urgent need to secure the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs world-wide.

We deliver groundbreaking projects, innovative research and inspiring educational content to engage the public, support science and accelerate actions vital to the preservation of coral reefs.

Built on over 35 years of expedition, tourism, multimedia and research experience on the Great Barrier Reef, our team has extensive knowledge of the reef, and is comprised of dedicated and skilled volunteers with an unwavering commitment to protecting our reefs.

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Living Coral Biobank

A groundbreaking project, the Living Coral Biobank will safeguard the biodiversity of all known hard coral species in the world.

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Reef Restoration Project

The Community Reef Restoration Project evaluates a unique coral restoration method that will help boost reef regrowth and resilience by contributing to the regeneration of local coral communities.

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Far North Expedition

Our latest expedition to assess the health and biodiversity of reefs in the far northern GBR, and examine the impact of monsoon storms and cyclones experienced along Cape York in 2019.

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Dive Deeper

Great Barrier Reef Legacy acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef and their strong and continuing connections to country. We pay our respects to the Kuku Yalanji and Yirrganydji Traditional Owners of the Port Douglas region and the 70 Traditional Owner groups whose sea country extends across the Great Barrier Reef. We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and emerging leaders.