WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres begs Australia to save the Great Barrier Reef

Ellen DeGeneres has made a powerful plea to help save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in a video posted on Disney’s website.

“Hi Australia, it’s me, Ellen DeGeneres. As you know I’m a big fan of your beautiful, great, wonderful Great Barrier Reef, which is home to my favourite fish, Dory,” the popular talk show host says.

“And as you may remember – but Dory probably doesn’t – she’s a blue tang and has many other amazing species that live in the Great Barrier Reef with her. It’s critical that we protect this amazing place, and we’d like your help.”


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DeGeneres’ plea is part of a Disney campaign called ‘Remember The Reef.’

“Like many coral reefs worldwide, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from bleaching, storm damage, poor water quality and climate change,” Disney says on its website.

“We want to Remember the Reef to celebrate the role the Great Barrier Reef played in inspiring the characters we love. Helping to raise awareness of the decline in the reef and inspire people to make a difference, ensuring its beauty and diversity will remain for generations to come.”

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Speak to the miners that constantly dredge the ocean floor to build shipping yards. Speak to the farmers that are forced to use chemical rich toxins that leech into the river systems that end up in the reef. And of course, speak to the almighty ‘can do no wrong’ multinationals that insist on the ongoing destruction of the planet in order to meet their ever increasing need for insane shareholder profits. It’s always the public that get conveniently blamed but its the big companies that are the true destroyers of the earth.