UNESCO will decide in 2014 whether to add the reef to a list of World Heritage Sites in danger.
From a maritime disaster south-east of Townsville in 1911, a vibrant reef was born.
Science & Environment
Is the Reef’s heritage status at risk because of Australia’s guardianship? Dr Chris McGrath wonders.
A new study reveals tiny borers that erode coral skeletons will thrive as the climate changes.
Australia will be scrutinised by world environment bodies for its guardianship of the Great Barrier Reef.
A stunning aerial view of Vlasoff Cay, in the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, is this week’s reader photo.
Marine scientist and photographer Justin Gilligan reports on a project tagging turtles in New South Wales for the first time.
While the cyclone and floods have hit Queensland hard, for wildlife the show must go on – and what a show it is.