Engender a sense of community stewardship of Bribie Island’s wildlife through broad participation in Wildlife Team projects.
Participate in City of Moreton Bay’s Biodiversity Reference Group, advocating for improvements in planning outcomes for Bribie Island’s nature.
Maintain an ongoing sightings register that records the geospatial habits of Pumicestone Passage's dugongs, to assist researchers and inform natural resource managers.
Establish an ongoing dolphin sightings register to inform natural resource managers and achieve better conservation outcomes.
Organise seasonal Bioblitz events that add to Bribie Island’s biodiversity evidence-base, and that promote community engagement with nature.
Develop data management processes that ensure that all verified biodiversity data gathered is channelled to appropriate State and National species databases.
Establish a Marine Turtle Education and Monitoring Support Program in conjunction with QPWS, to be rolled-out for the 2023/24 turtle nesting season.
Advocate for improved protections for the threatened shorebirds of Bribie Island and surrounds, and a reduction in human-preventable disturbances.
Team leaders coordinating projects and reporting to Management Committee:
Active Project Members participate in the running of their chosen project/s on a semi-regular/regular basis.
Team Helpers are on-call when extra help is needed from time-to-time.
Maja Lisa Pinci
Wildlife Team Projects are managed using WhatsApp Chat Groups and in-person or remote meetings. Please get in touch if you'd like to get involved!
To be a member of this team you must be a BIEPA member, able to commit some of your time to work on progressing projects, and be on WhatsApp to keep in touch between meetings. Alternatively you can be a helper, getting involved in activities but not driving projects.
Team members are running these projects to reach the team's goals — anyone can be a helper on activities.
Dugong Diaries is a citizen science project developing a picture of how dugongs utilise Bribie Island's waterways so they can be better protected.
We raise community awareness of Bribie Island's threatened marine turtles and advocate for best-practice management of the island's nesting beaches and the surrounding Marine Park, to improve their protection.
Bribie Island Bioblitz
BIO = Life BLITZ = To do something quickly and intensively “A BioBlitz is a united effort to discover and record as many living things or evidence of living things as possible, within a set location, over a given time period ”
Working, advocating, and collaborating to secure a future for the threatened Shorebirds of Bribie Island and surrounds.
Bribie Island Turtle Trackers
BIEPA commends the important work of Bribie Island Turtle Trackers (BITTs), a specialist group of autonomous, Government-trained and Accredited Turtle Monitors and Marine Strandings Responders who work directly to protect the marine turtles of Bribie Island and our surrounding waters.