Rick Leck, WWF-Australia firstname.lastname@example.org via mktomail.com
3 Jul (1 day ago)
MAKE YOUR MARK FOR THE REEF
At the very heart of the Great Barrier Reef lies the world-famous Heart Reef. With the impacts of coral bleaching, followed by the fury of Cyclone Debbie, we were worried this iconic part of the Reef may not have survived. So, last week we set out to check-up on the Heart and the surrounding reef.
Watch the Video here
There was good news and bad news.
Just 18 km away from Heart Reef, parts of Bait Reef had been completely destroyed. Sadly, we also found evidence of coral bleaching on Heart Reef - a reminder that no part of the Reef is immune to the impacts of climate change.
But, there is good news. We found plenty of marine life and still-healthy coral on and near Heart Reef. And where there is life, there is hope.
This week, the World Heritage Committee meets in Poland and the Great Barrier Reef is on the agenda. We need to ask your help once again to get the message across that the time for the Australian Government to take strong action to rescue the Reef is now.
Please sign and share this global petition to Make Your Mark for the Reef.
Head of Oceans, WWF-Australia
P.S. Tell your friends that the heart of the Reef still beats, but urgently needs their help.