To be a global leader in marine expeditions, delivering innovative science, education and public engagement to accelerate actions vital to the future survival of coral reefs
A world where the future of rich, diverse and healthy coral reefs is assured
OUR CORE BELIEF
TOGETHER, THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TOO GREAT TO SAVE OUR REEFS
Coral reefs are in crisis and time is no longer on our side.
This is a critical opportunity to step up and make a diference.
We are witnessing coral loss on a scale never seen before.
This situation has global ramifications for one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems and the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on healthy coral reefs.
Climate change is the major, global threat to coral reefs. Its effects add to regional and local impacts from coastal development, poor water quality, crown-of-thorns starfish, fishing and marine debris.
Despite a growing momentum to tackle the challenges facing coral reefs, efforts are not on a scale large enough or at a speed fast enough to halt or reverse declines.
To succeed, we must amplify our reach and accelerate our efforts to dramatically and quickly reduce the global, regional and local pressures driving coral reef decline and build Reef and community resilience.
We need more effective collaborations and better access to coral reefs to improve our understanding of the multiple impacts affecting their survival, develop innovative solutions and trial new technologies and approaches for building resilience and reef restoration.
We also need to improve and redefine the way we inform and engage the public to build hope, inspire leadership, promote stewardship and achieve the behavioural changes needed to secure a brighter future for coral reefs.
Innovative & collaborative marine research. Providing access and catalysing efforts to deliver world-class marine and citizen science.
Education & leadership. Sharing our passion and knowledge to empower people to act and lead.
Public engagement & stewardship. Connecting people and accelerating efforts to create positive and lasting outcomes.
World-class wilderness & wildlife experiences. Inspiring hope and action through awe-inspiring beauty and immersing people in adventure and discovery.
A high-performing organisation. Providing a safe, enriching and financially sustainable workplace.
ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY
The conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity, together with the principles of inter-generational equity and resilience-based management, lie at the core of our work and guide our actions.
COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS
We are committed to collaborative and integrated approaches, working with a wide range of organisations, industries and people, to catalyse efforts and accelerate actions vital to the long-term survival of coral reefs.
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 where Great Barrier Reef Legacy is based and the 70 Traditional Owner groups whose sea country extends across the Great Barrier Reef. We pay our respects their elders past and present, and emerging leaders.
INTEGRITY & INDEPENDENCE
Honesty and accountability are core to who we are and how we operate. Our views are evidence-based and founded on the principles of inclusive practice. We take responsibility for our actions, learn from our successes and failures, and are committed to continuous improvement.
TEAMWORK, SAFETY & RESPECT
We place the highest value on the health, well-being and cultural diversity of our people. We care for our people and support their professional and personal development through ongoing training, sharing knowledge and empowering those we work with.