World Champion Surfer Layne Beachley Advocates For A Thriving Great Barrier Reef

Seven-time World Championship surfer and WWF-Australia partner, Layne Beachley will forever be connected to the water and it’s why she is keen to advocate for the Great Barrier Reef

There is so much to love and treasure about the Great Barrier Reef – and so much for us to protect. The reef is home to more than 1,600 species of fish, 133 species of sharks and rays, 30 species of whales and dolphins and six of the world’s seven marine turtles.

Layne Beachley and Richard Leck, Head of Oceans at WWF-Australia at Freshwater Beach in Sydney

However a sad statistic is that over 60% of the Reef is open to commercial gill net fishing. These nets trap and kill precious marine animals, including dolphins, dugongs and turtles. 

To help advocate for a thriving Reef, Layne is partnering with WWF-Au on its video series here. During the short episode, Layne chats with Richard Leck, Head of Oceans at WWF-Australia about a solution to help protect the Great Barrier Reef for future generations and the changes in the water Layne has seen first-hand surfing. 

For more info head to WWF-Australia

Robyn Foyster: Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly and Publisher of the Hearst Group in Australia, responsible for Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison magazine. Robyn is the owner and editor of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn's tech company AR TEch produced the augmented reality app for Sydney's Vivid Festival in 2018 and the retail app Sweep. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM. She is also a 2022 B&T Women In Media Awards Finalist and a multiple Finalist in the 2022 Samsung Lizzie's Awards.

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