Lady Musgrave Island study—Queensland Turtle Conservation Project
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing
Case study type
1 August 2012
31 May 2013
This community volunteer project, established in 1987, is based at Lady Musgrave Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef.
The project monitors the nesting of endangered and vulnerable species of marine turtles, and collects data which contributes to management plans and strategies of both the State and Federal governments for the conservation of these species.
The project also provides data from the southern Great Barrier Reef to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Eye on the Reef Program, and other projects including crown of thorns starfish and 'silver gulls' monitoring programs.
Campground Host duties are also undertaken for the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing whilst on site.
Public engagement and the provision of public education form a significant component of this project both 'on-site' and at other locations during the year.
Last updated: 9 October 2017
This page should be cited as:
Lady Musgrave Island study—Queensland Turtle Conservation Project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .