New group to fight for the Great Barrier Reef

A new organisation, the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, has been formed that aims to create a global community committed to a more sustainable future where each individual recognises the role they can play in the preservation of the world’s largest living wonder – the Great Barrier Reef.

A recent report by Deloitte places the economic value of the Reef at $56 billion, estimating the Reef contributed $6.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2015-16 and supported 64,000 full time jobs.

The organisation, which plans to attract 5000 members before its official launch in November, says it will “use our voice and our platform to bring the world’s most innovative and inspiring ideas and actions to the table.”

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