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Reef in Brief - March 2014
Eye on the Reef
Keeping an eye on the Reef
More than 20 tourism crew from Cairns and Port Douglas took part in our annual Eye on the Reef training at Fitzroy Island in March — it covered Reef monitoring tools and in-water training.

Abbot Point
Conversation on dredging
Our Chairman Russell Reichelt recently took part in an online forum through The Conversation to debunk some myths around the Abbot Point permit decision.

Removing water weeds from coastal wetlands to enhance water quality
Reef Guardian councils on show
Check out our new video sharing the stories of our Reef Guardian councils — they’re protecting the Reef through local activities that improve the catchment’s health and resilience.
Traditional artwork by Patricia Galvin
Enhancing sea country management

Traditional Owners can apply to our Sea Country Partnerships Sponsorship Program to cover participation in training, events and exchanges that assist in managing their sea country.

Image: Traditional artwork by Patricia Galvin
Goodstart Early Learning Centre winners
Schools rewarded for environment  focus
Two Cairns education centres are undertaking new environmental projects thanks to funding from our Reef Guardian Schools program.

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Through Reef in Brief, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority provides important news, information and events from across the Great Barrier Reef. Please let us know what issues are important to you, what interests you most about the Reef, and what you want to read about. Email

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it's protected for the future. Management is guided by Australian Government policies and legislation including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, as well as through engagement with scientific experts, industry and the community.

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