First Nations acknowledgement
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acknowledges the expertise, wisdom, and enduring connections that have informed the guardianship of the Reef for millennia. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners as the first managers of this land and sea Country, and value their traditional knowledge which continues to inform the current management and stewardship of the Reef for future generations.
World-leading marine park management since 1975.
The Great Barrier Reef is recognised as one of the world’s best managed coral reef ecosystems. It is our great privilege and responsibility to protect and manage this unique and special place.
During 2023-23, the Crown-of-thorns Control Program invested 20,928 dive hours in culling operations.