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Lady Musgrave Island study—Queensland Turtle Conservation Project

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Industries

Conservation

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government/NRM

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 August 2012

End date

31 May 2013

Summary

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.

Benefits

  • Improved turtle management
  • Public education and engagement.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 9 October 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2017) Lady Musgrave Island study—Queensland Turtle Conservation Project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/lady-musgrave-island-study-queensland-turtle-conservation-project-458c/

Queensland Government
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