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Avoid Island - Flatback habitat restoration and education project


Project lead


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On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 2

Funding amount


In-kind contribution

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Start date

7 January 2014

End date

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This project will clean up marine debris from the sand dunes of three beaches on Avoid Island, south-east of Mackay. A survey of nesting female turtles and hatchlings will be undertaken to ascertain any change in breeding patterns/survival rates.


This project will:
  • undertake clean-up activities that will provide better nesting conditions
  • reduce marine debris that can be ingested by marine turtles, including flatback, green and hawksbill turtles.


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Reference ID


Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Avoid Island - Flatback habitat restoration and education project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at:

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