Protecting Australia’s greatest natural wonder

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, but this spectacular paradise is facing an uncertain future.

Climate change, illegal fishing, coastal development and millions of tourists every year are just a few of the threats to its very existence, which makes the work of the Reef Rangers even more critical.

This 10 part observational documentary series follows a team of dedicated men and women, as they patrol more than 900 islands, and 2300 kilometres of some of the most stunning coastline in the world.

Boat, land, aerial and underwater camera units provide all-area access to the work of marine park rangers, enforcement officers, search and rescue teams and scientists. Follow the day-to-day challenges of protecting an area so big it can be seen from the moon.

Being a Reef Ranger is not for the faint hearted, particularly if you have an aversion to huge seas, crocodiles, sharks and deadly marine stingers. But what helps to keep their focus along the way is the stunning array of coral; picturesque islands and close encounters with the reef’s more friendly inhabitants, including massive humpback whales.

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