Save the Reef

protect one of seven natural wonders of the world

why are we destroying this beautiful part of our world

While it’s known mostly for its large maze of colourful reefs, its intricate architecture also provides a home for a huge number of plants and animals.

Some of these, such as turtles and crocodiles, have been around since prehistoric times and have changed little over the millennia.

The breathtaking array of marine creatures includes 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

the reef is as big as.....

  • bigger than Victoria and Tasmania combined
  • bigger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland combined
  • roughly the same area as Japan, Germany, Malaysia or Italy
  • approximately half the size of Texas
  • slightly smaller than the entire Baltic Sea.