The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) report card reports on the entire GBR system and measures progress towards the goals and targets of the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan (which replaces the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan 2013). The Mackay-Whitsunday report card is just one of the regional report cards along the coast of the GBR that gathers datasets from various programs and can report on the health of our waterways and ecosystems at a local level. Being able to understand the health of local ecosystems alongside local community values enables management priorities and actions to occur at a regional scale. Our Partnership is a group of 25 organisations that use the report card to help direct action and funding toward keeping our waterways and ecosystems healthy!
Watch our video to understand how our report card works and where we fit in amongst other Great Barrier Reef reporting.