The Cairns Convention Centre is a founding partner of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s first collaborative movement for the Reef – a unique, data-driven and united approach to Reef conservation. The aim of Citizens of Great Barrier Reef is to mobilise the world in measurable action for the Reef, providing a platform to share knowledge about its true condition, facilitate practical solutions, and showcase the people, projects and organisations leading the charge. citizensgbr.org
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC) is a voluntary non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. The Cairns Convention Centre is a supporter of the CTRC and funds the rehabilitation of a turtle every year. The Great Barrier Reef is home to six of the world’s seven species of marine turtles. A number of these are seriously threatened by a diverse range of natural and, more significantly, human induced factors. The rehabilitation facilities are located on Fitzroy Island and James Cook University.