About the Project
Brampton Island is located at the southern end of the Whitsundays Island chain in Queensland, approximately 32km from Mackay. The Brampton Islands National Park and surrounding reefs support a vast diversity of wildlife with frequent sightings ranging from Green Sea Turtles to Koalas in the Gum Trees. During the dry season thousands of Blue Tiger Butterflies can be found congregating in the island’s Hoop Pines, and must be seen to be believed.
The Great Barrier Reef has long been regarded as a pristine marine park, but numerous issues are threatening the overall health of the reef and many of the islands found throughout.
Wild Mob and Reef Catchments have been working in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate the island’s endangered coastal scrub and monitor the reefs. The terrestrial ecosystems are plagued by introduced flora species. Together we aim to remove the invasive species and allow native flora to once again thrive, re-establishing habitat and food sources for native fauna.
Since we began working on the island in 2009 our teams of volunteers and students have removed over 13, 000kgs of invasive vegetation and witnessed significant recruitment of native plant species. The mobsters have also removed over 2, 000kgs of marine debris from important habitat for Green Sea Turtles and many other marine species. Given the small size of much of the debris, this is a huge achievement and we thank all that have contributed.
- 22nd - 29th June 2013 - Duke of Edinburgh
- 8th - 13th July 2013 (Open to all University Students
- 20th - 25th November 2013 (Open to all University Students)
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Detailed Project Description
For a full description of the project, click here to download a PDF: Brampton Island Project Description.