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Bribie Island National Park

Wildlife

Wildlife

Our mission is to protect, maintain, and restore native animal life on the land, up in the air, and in the waters around Bribie Island.

Goals

  • 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.

Volunteers

Team leaders coordinating projects and reporting to Management Committee:

  • Darren Jew

  • Diane Oxenford


Active Project Members participate in the running of their chosen project/s on a semi-regular/regular basis.

  • Sandra Bayley 

  • Tracey Benson

  • May Britton

  • Noleen Brown

  • Sherry Bruce

  • Jayda Bruce 

  • Kathleen Catalan

  • Jo Cowan

  • Paul Cuddihy

  • Pete Garbett

  • Kylie Hakens 

  • Colleen Ogilvy

  • Susan Parker

  • Donna Pearce

  • Deirdre Reynolds

  • Jean Taplin

  • Brendan Walsh

  • Lyn Clark

  • Liz Tasker

  • Adorn Williams


Team Helpers are on-call when extra help is needed from time-to-time.

  • Jenny Archer

  • Angela Armitage

  • Beverley Biram

  • Ishaan Deswal

  • Deb Elliott-French

  • Kylie Hankens

  • Fiona Harding

  • Lesley Kendall

  • Richard Mayer

  • Jen Neale

  • Liz O'Byrne

  • Kit Pendergast

  • Maja Lisa Pinci

  • Chantel Priddey

  • Loris Roubin

  • Zdena Rumreich

  • Narelle Saville

  • Annette Schnack

  • Paul Seto

  • Camilla Smith

  • Irene Sourgnes

  • Geoffrey Speakman

  • Nadja Tamas

  • Josefina Thomas

  • Helen Twaddle

  • Jan Van-Arnhem

  • Anita Walker

  • Jenny Walker

  • Carol Wood

  • Karen Wilson

  • Lesley Wright


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!


Email us to join in: wildlife@biepa.online

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.

Projects

Team members are running these projects to reach the team's goals — anyone can be a helper on activities.

Dugong Diaries
Dugong Diaries is a citizen science project developing a picture of how dugongs utilise Bribie Island's waterways so they can be better protected.
Turtle Awareness
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.
Securing Shorebirds
Working, advocating, and collaborating to secure a future for the threatened Shorebirds of Bribie Island and surrounds.
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