35 Spectacular Photos That Highlight The Importance Of Saving The Great Barrier Reef

Queensland's World Heritage Area is under threat after the Government approved plans to create a massive coal port right beside the GBR.

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3. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt claims the dredging projects will be subject to the "strictest conditions in Australian history" and that the Great Barrier Reef will be protected.

They are urging everyone to spread the word on social media, and to contact the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which is now the only thing that can prevent the dredging projects from going ahead.

The Australian Conservation Foundation have also created a petition, which you can sign here, that will be delivered to Greg Hunt as well as his counterparts in the Greens and Labor. #SaveTheReef