Operation Reef Defence is a Sea Shepherd Australia campaign to halt the construction of the Adani Carmichael coal mine, rail link and coal port in Eastern Australia. The proposed mine would be the largest in the country and one of the largest in the world, bringing an extra 500 coal ships through the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, dredging areas of the biodiverse and much-cherished reef and producing an unsustainable fossil fuel that accelerates climate change around the world.
A new report from the Climate Council released this week reveals the urgent need for Australia to kick its coal habit to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
The report highlights the chilling finding that even if global warming is limited to 1.5°, coral reefs could lose a further 70-90% of cover.
This would effectively eliminate the Great Barrier Reef as we know it.
Photo: Massimo Bonadei / Sea Shepherd
Adani is hellbent on building one of the world's biggest and most destructive coalmines, which would effectively sign the death warrant for our Great Barrier Reef. Operation Reef Defence heard Australia's voice: we will not trade the Great Barrier Reef for one of the world's most destructive coalmines.
Watch now to revisit our journey along the east coast of Australia - from Sydney to Abbot Point and many points in between.