Australia’s much-loved natural icon, the Great Barrier Reef, is home to thousands of reefs, hundreds of islands and over 600 types of corals, including colourful fish, molluscs, starfish, plus endangered turtles, dolphins, whales and sharks.
But the reef is under serious threat.
Development of the proposed Carmichael Adani coal mine, rail link and coal port would require a massive dredging program – right through the heart of the reef – and bring an extra 500 coal ships through the Great Barrier Reef each year. Burning the coal, no matter where in the world, will worsen climate change, which is already causing the reef to bleach and die.
Operation Reef Defence will make our position clear – Australia will not trade the Great Barrier Reef for one of the world’s most destructive coal mines.
The M/Y Steve Irwin will sail into Sydney on 20 July, 2018
Join us at www.seashepherd.org.au/defence, #ReefDefence #StopAdani!