The Great Barrier Reef is a vast and vital ecosystem supporting much of Australia’s rich marine biodiversity and is upheld in importance with the United Nation’s 2021-2030 International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Since 2020, in partnership with James Cook University (JCU) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Evolution has contributed A$218,000 of funding and intellectual collaboration towards the Great Barrier Reef Yellow Zone Project. This research project delves into partially protected marine areas (yellow zones) with regards to questions of marine life, reef habitat health, and cyclone and bleaching impacts on reefs. These areas have rarely been the focus of research, but 2021 studies related to this project have affirmed yellow zones, in combination with no-take green zones, as effective marine biodiversity management tools. Evolution’s funding has enabled the research area to be expanded. The partnership conserves the reef and supports local fishing communities through increased awareness of the conservation benefits of yellow zones.