Paris Jackson isn’t finished with Australia.
Her trip down under – her first, ever – isn’t just about horse races and champagne and blown-out-of-proportion frock controversy.
No, she’s here on a greater mission and it’s to help save the Great Barrier Reef.
Speaking to Elle Australia, the 19-year-old said she’s planning on heading north and assisting efforts to save the reef that is struggling under the effects global warming and the government’s inability to meet the World Heritage Fund’s preservation measures.
“Now that I’m here I’m really hoping I get involved with the Great Barrier Reef and the protection of it,” Jackson, the daughter of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson, told the publication. “It’s a very sacred vortex that 100 per cent needs to be protected. It breaks my heart to see what’s happening there.”
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“This is my first time in Australia and I’m hoping to get up there this trip and then, after having the blessing of seeing it with my own eyes, find the right organisations to get involved with.”
According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, global coral bleaching over the last two years has led to “widespread coral decline and habitat loss on the Great Barrier Reef”.