- Queensland farmers have continued to embrace practice change and make on-farm improvements to reduce and manage agriculture’s impact on the Great Barrier Reef through the Reef Alliance’s Growing a Great Barrier Reef Reef Alliance media statement HERE.
- A High Efficiency Sediment (HES) basin was installed on a banana farm in the Innisfail area, as part of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project. It is one of a series of treatment initiatives being trialled by farmers to reduce nutrient, sediment and pesticide loads flowing to the Reef. Details HERE.
- Are you passionate about agriculture and making a difference for the Great Barrier Reef? This is your opportunity to be mentored by experts to gain skills and support farmers to improve their land management practices. Apply now HERE.
- The Great Barrier Reef Foundation will open funding applications in early January for the first round of community grants through the Reef Trust Partnership. Organisations experienced in leading citizen science activities will be able to apply for grants of up to $100,000 to support Reef health projects. Details HERE.
- A recent report has outlined how Great Barrier Reef corals survived a bleaching event in 2016 were more resistant to a second marine heatwave the following year through a process called ‘ecological memory’. More information HERE.
The Reef Alliance project is funded by the Australian Government and delivered through the Reef Trust.