The Great Barrier Reef belongs to all of us.
11 November 2014
Could the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area become one of the largest coal ports in the world?
The Australian Government has approved construction of the devastating Carmichael mega-mine. This coal mine would be the largest Australia has ever seen. Its coal would produce a shocking 130 million tonnes of deadly carbon dioxide emissions every year.
And this coal would be transported straight through our Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area — which could be a potential disaster for its already fragile coral, and the animals and people who depend on the Reef for survival.
But if you and I act now, we can still stop this environmental disaster from going ahead.
The Reef is one of the most remarkable places on earth and it belongs to all of us. We have an opportunity to stop the Reef from becoming a coal shipping superhighway – and if you and I don’t take a stand, who will?