Great Barrier Reef operators – you can help

August 8th, 2017 | | industry

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef (CoGBR) is a movement which aims to engage the world with the future of the Reef. CoGBR want to cause action both locally and globally by mediating an informed understanding of the environmental situation the Great Barrier Reef faces, and uniting Citizens to use their Citizenship to protect the Reef.

A few weeks ago, their team launched the Tourism Toolkit, which is currently mobilising tourism operators working up and down the Reef. By utilising the Toolkit, operators are showing their commitment to Citizens and also how greatly they value the Reef and all that this stunning natural wonder delivers locally, and all that it inspires globally.

The Toolkit allows operators to support Citizens by representing their logo within their businesses and interacting with them digitally online. Already seen numerous operators getting creative with the Toolkit.

In a couple of illustrations, the Citizens logo is now represented in regional venues and on vessels going out to experience the Reef, for all visitors to see! This encourages a dialog on the importance of protecting and conserving the Reef amongst both operators and tourists.

Once Citizens goes live on the 31st of August, these tourism operators will ally with them to activate Citizens at the next level, where they will invite individuals to act as a Citizen of the Reef. To join operators from Lady Elliot Island to Ocean Free at Green Island, you can register for the Toolkit here.

Sourced by Mike Barrow

Source: Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

2 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Must say, I was very disappointed with the condition of the Great Barrier Reef this year. I took my wife for 7 days to Port Douglas and promised her to go and see this wonder. We took the Quicksilver boat out to Agincourt Reef. The platform was old and dated, peeling and rusty, the reef was grey and colourless. It was an absolutely waste of time and money ($500) even the food on board was very poor for the money you pay.

    I visited the reef in 1998 and again in 2003 and there is considerable deterioration since then. I am not sure what the tourism operators can do to when they are a running a commercial operation and need to survive and make a profit. My opinion is that the governments (state and federal) should pull their finger out and do something about this.

  2. Hi Andrew,
    I can understand your frustration. It would be helpful if big operators were able to move pontoons periodically allowing the reef to regenerate and maximising tourists experience, GBR is huge. The Reef Fleet out of Cairns has improved significantly over the past few years and many have multiple moorings, rather than fixed pontoons, allowing them to deliver on and often exceed expectations.
    Dominic Davies
    The Woolshed