Going under Down Under – conservation & The Great Barrier Reef
Grand Circle Foundation and the Lewis Family understand the importance of conservation. To achieve this in Australia, we partnered with the Coral Nurture Program. Due to the warming of the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, parts of it have seen coral bleaching. The Coral Nurture Program works to maintain healthy reef sites in North Queensland by protecting sites where coral cover is good and rehabilitating other areas through reef coral propagation and planting techniques.
90% of jobs in the area are reef related, which provides a huge economic incentive to protect the reef and provide training in techniques to expand upon existing sustainable reef management activities.
The next 2 frames to be “planted” will see a combination of 4 separate individual coral colonies which have been fragmented in 62 juvenile corals which will be growing into the “plate” growth form over the next 12-18 months.