The Great Barrier Reef is internationally recognised for its outstanding biodiversity. The World Heritage status of the Reef recognises its great diversity of species and habitats. Conserving the Reef's biodiversity is not just desirable - it is essential. By protecting biodiversity, we are protecting our future and our children's future.

All Great Barrier Reef animals are just one part of its immense biodiversity. The Great Marine Park Authority works to protect and conserve all elements of biodiversity. The development of a Biodiversity Strategy is a priority task that will assist all users and industries that rely on the Reef’s magnificent ecosystem.