Great Barrier Reef Conservation Project, Australia
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects
Join our marine conservation internship in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Help to protect this amazing natural wonder and develop your conservation and research skills alongside experienced marine biologists.
During your stay, you will participate in a wide range of activities on the reef, including ecology training, in-water reef monitoring, data collection and research, as well as educational projects within the local community.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. It is one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world, and yet there is so much more we need to learn about the ecosystem and how to protect it. The reef is under growing threat from impacts of cyclones, invasive Crown-of-Thorns and coral bleaching from climate change.
The project is based in Cairns, a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Cairns is the site of many of Australia’s natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest.
During the weekends, you will have free time to relax and enjoy the city, or explore nearby attractions like Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Daintree National Park which spans mountainous tropical rainforests, gorges and beaches.
For more details on how the programme works, dates, costs and how to apply, please visit our detailed project page here.