The world's firstLiving Coral BiobankA groundbreaking project to preserve coral biodiversity
What is the Living Coral Biobank Project?

What is the Living Coral Biobank Project?

The Living Coral Biobank project is dedicated to taking action today to save the world’s corals for tomorrow. It is the embodiment of the shared vision of an exceptional group of individuals and organisations with a single purpose: to collect living specimens of the world’s coral species and preserve them in a living ‘coral ark’, creating a true legacy for future generations, and a repository of live fragments, tissues samples and genetic material to aid in reef research and restoration efforts worldwide.
Why do we need a biobank?

Why do we need a biobank?

“With every coral bleaching event, we are losing the most vulnerable corals and coral reefs - with three mass bleaching events in just five years on the Great Barrier Reef, and over 50% of corals gone in the last few decades, we don’t have a moment to lose” Dr Dean Miller, Managing Director of Great Barrier Reef Legacy, and project Director.
How can I help?

How can I help?

Everyone can be part of this exciting project. From adopting a coral fragment to sponsoring a holding tank or even coming out on a collecting expedition!

Living Coral Biobank project Timeline

A Great Barrier Reef Legacy Project

Great Barrier Reef Legacy is a not-for-profit organisation created to address the urgent need to secure the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs world-wide. Built on over 35 years of expedition, tourism and research experience, we deliver groundbreaking projects, innovative science, education and public engagement to accelerate actions vital to the preservation of coral reef. Through public, private and corporate funding, Great Barrier Reef Legacy brings together the best scientific minds, talented educators and inspired multimedia specialists to create positive and lasting outcomes for our environment.

Project Partners

Australian Geographic
Australian Geographic
Cairns Marine
Cairns Marine
Charlie Veron
Charlie Veron
Contreras Earl
Contreras Earl
Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation
Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation
Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum
VenturePro
VenturePro
Yirrganydji
Yirrganydji
Climate Council
Climate Council
Douglas Shire
Douglas Shire
Arup
Arup
Coral Expeditions
Coral Expeditions
Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation
Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation
Red Sea Aquariums
Red Sea Aquariums
Werner Sobek
Werner Sobek