Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Since 2018, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation partners with the World Heritage Marine Programme to build climate adaptation strategies across marine World Heritage sites.
The Foundation leads the implementation of the Resilient Reefs Initiative, a six-year AUD$14 million (approximately USD$10.5 million at the time of writing) public-private consortium that is building climate resilience leadership in an initial five UNESCO World Heritage Listed coral reefs, including Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau), Lagoons of New Caledonia (France), Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize), Ningaloo Coast and the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Other partners in the project include the Nature Conservancy's Reef Resilience Network, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University, the Resilient Cities Catalyst, and AECOM. The program is supported by the BHP Foundation.
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was established in 1999 following the first mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier and is currently the lead charity dedicated to protecting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through funding solutions grounded in science, technology, engineering and on-ground action to ensure its long-term conservation.
- World Oceans Day: How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature 08-Jun-2021
- Marine World Heritage: 2020-2021 Annual Overview 22-Apr-2021
- Resilient Reefs launches first economic valuation at Ningaloo Coast 22-Jan-2021
- How marine World Heritage sites successfully assess climate vulnerability 17-Dec-2020
- Resilient Reefs presents novel climate approach at UNFCCC 03-Dec-2020
- Online meeting: How to prepare for the next coral bleaching event? 13-Jul-2022
- Online Meeting: How to manage invasive alien species at marine World Heritage sites? 20-May-2021-20-May-2021
- Online Meeting: How to apply the Climate Vulnerability Index to your marine World Heritage site? 03-Dec-2020-03-Dec-2020
- Online Meeting: Lessons learned from Covid-19 for marine World Heritage protection and community well-being 10-Sep-2020-10-Sep-2020
- Online Meeting: How to successfully build resilience-based management at your marine World Heritage site? 17-Jun-2020
- Online Meeting: Biodiversity and Covid-19 21-Apr-2020
- Building Leadership for Climate Adaptation of Coral Reefs 05-Jul-2019-05-Jul-2019