Reef Check Australia is an environmental charity dedicated to protecting Australia’s reefs and oceans by empowering people. We believe that engaging the community in hands-on citizen science and education initiatives empower communities to take an active role in appreciating, understanding and protecting their local reef resources. Our teams are part of a worldwide network of trained volunteers that regularly monitor and report on reef health in more than 90 countries using the standardised Reef Check scientific survey method. Reef Check data supplements government and academic efforts to understand and manage Australian marine habitats, by engaging local communities in hands-on reef monitoring.
Reef Check Australia has several key objectives that drive our daily operations:
To collect and publish important coral reef data that is highly valued by scientists and marine managers.
To help communities understand the value of reef ecosystems and how they can help protect them through daily actions and sustainable behaviours.
To create high-quality educational and public awareness programs, facilitating behavioural change and promoting sustainable practices that help to protect our environment.
Facilitate collaborative partnerships between not for profit groups to provide comprehensive and meaningful opportunities for community members to engage in coral reef conservation
Come visit us and play with our green screen (wind permitting, that is!) plus take the step and pledge to make simple changes in your local area that have large impacts world wide. Finally come and check out Reef Check Australia’s virtual reef walk and become a REEFSearcher for the day!