A partnership to help the Great Barrier Reef resist, adapt and recover.
The Reef is the world’s largest living structure and one of the seven wonders of the world. While it remains a vibrant ecosystem of great natural resilience and beauty, warming oceans are causing more frequent and serious bleaching events, which can kill coral.
Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions is the most important action to minimise the impact of climate change on the Reef. But with average global temperatures already 1°C above pre-industrial levels, emissions reduction is no longer enough to guarantee survival of the Great Barrier Reef as we know it.
In addition to reducing emissions and continued best-practice reef management, the interventions resulting from this program are likely to be needed to sustain the Reef.
The RRAP Research and Development (R&D) Program is the world’s largest effort to help a significant ecosystem survive climate change.
We aim to assist corals to more quickly evolve and adapt to their changing environment, to minimise the need for ongoing intervention.
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