We need your urgent support to help save the Great Barrier Reef! Please sign and share this petition by June 17 to help send a strong message to the World Heritage Committee.

Living off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, this global treasure has been my home for 37 years. I have seen more species of fish than I can count, admired the majestic turtles that explore the coral, and shared a few close encounters diving with sharks.

But over the last several years we have seen the demise of this natural wonder. The Queensland and Australian governments who are responsible for this international icon aren't protecting it. They are fast-tracking mega ports, permitting shipping superhighways and allowing for the dredging and dumping of millions of tons of seabed and rock in the Reef's waters.

Next week, global leaders will meet in Cambodia to discuss the future of the Reef. We need to send a strong message that it's time to take leadership and protect this global treasure. Please sign on with WWF and urge the World Heritage Committee to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

I will be at the meeting to present this petition to the Committee members and I need your voice with me. Your signature will let the World Heritage Committee know we are watching their decision as we look for their leadership in forcing the Queensland and Australian governments to give the Reef the protection it needs. Please join me in this fight, so the reef can remain home to many ocean explorations for future generations and my 2 year old twins.


Richard Leck
Fight for the Reef Campaign Director
WWF - Australia

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