This wonderful and insightful video by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is definitely worth watching!
The Great Barrier Reef attracts over 2 million visitors every year, it is the livelihood of over 75,000 Australians, but the value of the Great Barrier Reef is much, much more than this. The millions of coral structures and wealth of marine life that call it home is something that should be of up most importance for human kind to help protect, so it can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
If you are going on a holiday and wondering who you should travel with for a day trip or liveaboard trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, or even a tour on dry land for that matter, one way to contribute to the protection of the reef is by selecting an EcoCertified with Eco Toursim Australia operator. These operators provide high quality nature based experience, that are environmentally responsible and employ sustainable practices.
We can all do something to help minimise our impact on the Great Barrier Reef! Like what? You ask, well it’s actually very easy and just means making some slight changes to every day things. For example you could use green bags for your grocery shopping, turn on the ceiling fan instead of your air conditioner, use earth friendly cleaning products around your home, hang out your washing instead of using the dryer. See it’s really easy! And there are hundreds of other ways you can contribute to helping minimise our effects on the Great Barrier Reef.