A New Approach For The Great Barrier Reef

THE CORAL NURTURE PROGRAM

The Coral Nurture Program is a unique partnership between Researchers and Tour Operators to develop novel “stewardship” based management of economically high value Great Barrier Reef locations, with the goal to transform both ecological and social resilience to environmental change. At its core, this program is about collecting, propagating, growing and planting coral, to replenish reef sites and enhance the reef’s resilience.

PROTECTION

Protecting existing coral stock and its ability to reproduce is paramount.

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PROPAGATION

Create coral nurseries, to propagate coral which can be planted out.

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PLANTING

Plant a diverse array of corals in appropriate places across the reef.

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CORAL CLIP®

An efficient mechanism to attach new coral to the reef.

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76,648

The number of corals planted through the Coral Nurture Program.

124

The number of coral nursery platforms established on the reef.

30

Number of Great Barrier Reef sites currently active.

248

The number of weeks the Coral Nurture Program has been operational.

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