The Great Barrier Reef’s water quality is under serious threat by land-based activities such as farming along the coastline. Water running off farms flushes fertilisers, pesticides and soil into rivers and onto the reef, with dire consequences for corals, sea grasses and marine wildlife.
These projects deliver the revegetation and protection of native forest, wetlands and woodlands throughout the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef. The investments have flow-on impacts for reducing nutrient run-off, one of the contributing factors to the crown-of-thorn starfish outbreak across the Great Barrier Reef.
The projects also help to restore habitat for native plants and animals, while providing alternative sources of income for residents of rural communities.
Sustainable Development Goals
- Project Type: Vegetation Regeneration
- Location: Cairns, Australia
- Emissions reduction
- Improved Reef water quality
- Native habitat restoration
The numbers stack up
15,00015,000 seedlings planted each year
20km20km upstream from the Great Barrier Reef
Scenes from the project
Partnerships for purpose
The Babinda Reef project is an innovative partnership between leading Australian conservation-for-profit investor, GreenCollar, and Liz Owen and Yidinjii Aboriginal Elder Dennis Ah-Kee and their organisation Jaragun Natural Resource Management.