Among the 10 Aussie species most at risk from climate change:
⚠ Sea turtles
⚠ Bramble Cay melomys (only found in the Great Barrier Reef)
⚠ and at Number 1 - our living Coral Reefs.

In this Guardian report, learn more about the species Aussies must fight to protect in 2017.

The 10 species most at risk from climate change

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In some parts of the Reef, turtles are being affected by the fibropapilloma virus, which may cause blindness, immobility, the obstruction of internal organs and death among young green turtles.

The virus may be occurring because of pollutants from industry or pesticides washing into the Reef.

You can help. By adopting 'Hector the turtle' you'll be helping WWF Australia to protect marine...
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#DidYouKnow: Green turtles can grow up to 1.5 metres in length and weigh over 300kg?!

This little hatchling has a long way to go!

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Shout out to Reef Champions Belinda, Taylah, Patrick, Johl and Sandra, who braved the heat and dust at the Woodford Folk Festival over New Years. They gathered a whopping 1500 postcards and petition signatures in support of saving our Great Barrier Reef!

It's thanks to amazing volunteers like you that we're putting the Reef on the national agenda.
Did you know coral spawning is vital for the Great Barrier Reef’s reproduction?

Each year corals synchronise the release of trillions of eggs and sperm. The baby coral polyps created during the spawning event drift to the bottom and take hold, helping a reef to grow or rebuild.

WWF Australia sent a camera to film the annual spawning event at Lizard Island late last year, but there was almost...
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To find out more about what WWF Australia is doing to help fight for the future of the Reef head to: [ Wwf.org.au Link ]
ICYMI: This governments' Reef Report Card is not good news.
They must act in 2017 to legislate caps on pollution entering reef waters, before it’s too late.

Pass this on if you think the Reef deserves better!
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This is what the Great Barrier Reef should look like.

This 360° photograph (courtesy of WWF) was taken in 2014 at Lizard Island, before last year's mass coral bleaching event.

It serves as inspiration to continue to fight for the Reef's future.

Follow WWF Australia's page to stay up to date with their ongoing work to protect the Reef.

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Discover: The Greater Fitzroy Delta.
At the mouth of the largest river system on the east coast lies the guardian of the Great Barrier Reef. Together we fought for the Delta and we won.

We will continue the fight for our Reef in 2017. Join us.

Protect the Fitzroy Delta

The Greater Fitzroy Delta, at the mouth of the largest river system on the east coast is the guardian of the Great Barrier Reef. Its massive system of mangro...

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Earlier this year WWF Australia - in conjunction with XL Catlin Seaview Survey - photographed coral bleaching along the Great Barrier Reef.

These before and after images were taken in the same location at Lizard Island (Left: March 2016, R: May 2016).

Coral bleaching is devastating the Reef and Australia isn't doing enough to tackle the problem.

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The Great Barrier Reef is priceless as a natural wonder - but if you had to put a dollar figure on it - how much is it worth?

WWF Australia teamed up with unlikely allies from the tourism and farming sectors to find out.

The numbers might surprise you ...

Fight For Our Reef

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Hope you're having a great holiday break.
Rest up, recharge & fight on in the New Year!
2016 has been an enormous year for the Reef and for you, our friends.

Thank you for your support, for the actions you’ve taken and for giving the Reef hope. A new journey awaits in 2017!
WWF Australia are saving sea creatures from dredging, dumping and pollution; follow along for updates on the animals living in our Great Barrier Reef.

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Help stop the Australian Govt from making 2017 even worse for the Reef.

Sign the petition now & say 'no' to public funding of a rail link to Adani's Carmichael coal mine & the fast-track destruction of our Reef. [ Fightforthereef.org.au Link ]

Have You Had A Worse 2016 Than The Great Barrier Reef?

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A healthy economy and 69,000 tourism jobs depend on a healthy reef

Mixed reactions to the Adani Carmichael project

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Malcolm Turnbull is thinking about spending $1 billion of our taxpayer money on Adani’s rail link between Abbot Point and the Carmichael Mine. The railway would cart millions of tonnes of coal that would then be shipped through the Reef, further damaging our already struggling Reef and fuelling global warming.

We must stop this Reef-wrecking project. Sign our petition to ask Malcolm Turnbull...
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Getting the message across in Townsville with colour and people power! About 180 wonderful people joined together to stand up for our Reef against the polluting Adani mega mine in Townsville today, where Premier Palaszczuk met with the head of Adani.
Townsville - you look beautiful this morning!

Many thanks to all who said 'no' to public funding of a rail link to Adani's Carmichael coal mine & the fast-track destruction of our Reef.

Our very own Cherry Muddle led a delegation of Whitsunday tourism professionals and other concerned community members who are worried about the impacts on the Reef, their livelihood and their community if...
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