SUKIN SUPPORTING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is home to six of the seven marine turtle species inhabiting our great planet? Did you also know that over 3,000 different types of coral and 1,700 specifies of fish also call the Reef home? Amazing isn’t it!
Which is why here at Sukin we are seriously concerned that our amazing Barrier Reef’s future is currently at risk. After Climate Change (see what we are doing about that here ) poor water quality is the greatest local threat to the future of our reef. Each year, millions of tonnes of fine sediment (containing pesticides and other chemical nasties) flow from the eroding inland areas surrounding the reef into the sea, choking fish, creating algae blooms and feeding crown-of-thorns Starfish. This issue is exacerbated by the degradation of up to 50% of Australia’s coastal wetlands, which had previously acted as a giant filter to sediment prior to entering the reef.
That’s why Sukin has partnered with Greening Australia on their Reef Aid Program. Greening Australia is a not for profit that was established 35 years ago to tackle Australia’s biggest environmental challenges with the best science and the best people, to return life to landscapes and balance to the natural environment.
This partnership, through the Reef Aid program, will help to stop sediment at its source and improve water quality. We are working with local landholders and communities across the Great Barrier Reef Catchment to rebuild eroding land and restore vital coastal wetlands.