© Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon
Since its inception in 2007, Project Catalyst has expanded to include 78 growers who collectively farm more than 50,000 acres along Australia’s northeast coast. The project has improved the quality of more than 100 billion liters of runoff water by reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer as well as pesticides and sediments flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.
During the 2013-2020 partnership phase, we will continue Project Catalyst, motivating and engaging with the sugarcane sector as well as the government to improve freshwater quality to conserve the Great Barrier Reef and in so doing create resilient rural communities. Progress updates will be posted once results are realized.
For more information about our work in the Great Barrier Reef or to connect with local experts, contact us.