Gold Coasters fight for future of reef

AROUND 35 Gold Coasters rallied at Main Beach on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee to decide the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

They gathered at the Spit as part of the 48 Hours of Global Action Campaign.

The campaign which ran from June 13th – 15th included public and private gatherings around the world to place international spotlight on the threat from the Australian Government to two of Australia’s most Iconic Environments.


The World Heritage Committee is holding talks to decide the future of one of the seven great wonders of the world on Monday.

Concerned Gold Coast locals held working bee’s to create posters and signs in the lead up to Sunday’s protest.  Their photos will join thousands of others around the world online via the 48 Hours of Global Action Facebook Page.

Team leader Natalie Sim said ‘We want our voices heard by the Australian Government! Our natural preserves are Australia’s best assests, and we want to keep them protected for many future generations to come’

More and more photos from around the world are being uploaded every second to the 48 Hours of Action Facebook Page, with some posts from as far away as Canada.

The 48 Hours of Global Action Campaign was coordinated by the Bob Brown Foundation, The Observer Tree and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

For more check out the 48 Hours of Global Action Facebook Page.