The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and an amazing natural beauty that sees tourists from Australia and from the the world flock to it.
The reef is longer than the Great Wall of China, covering a distance of more than 3000km, and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The area is home to the endangered Dugong and large Green Sea Turtles, as well as a breeding area for the beautiful, migrating humpback whales.
If that wasn't impressive enough, the Great Barrier Reef is also called home by 1500 different species of fish, 400 types of impressive coral and 4000 varying molluscs.
However, it isn't all happy times for the Reef at the moment.
The breathtaking beauty of the reef and all creatures who call it home, are to be severely impacted if not destroyed by further coal expansion planned in Queensland.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific have created a quick and informative video which summaries what is happening around the reef.
On the plus side, the good news is that you can help! Simply sign the "Save the Reef" Petition here.
Signatures are also welcomed from people outside of Australia! As a world citizen, you are entitled to enjoy the wonders of the inspiring Great Barrier Reef.
Don't forget to also spread awareness about the danger the Reef is facing and get your friends and family involved!
If you have found other ways to save the reef, let us know.
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