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BIEPA is a self funded community volunteer group engaged in a wide range of activities that promote Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage Catchment as a Sanctuary where fauna and flora are protected under International conservation treaties signed by the Australian Federal Government {the UN Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (birds and marine turtles) and the UN Single Species Action Plan for the Loggerhead Turtle in the South Pacific Ocean} and National Parks and Moreton Bay Marine Park status.

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Monthly General Meetings Jan-Nov, on the 4th Monday at 7pm in the ANZAC Room, Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.

Turtle Monitoring Project

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December 2021 Update:

The 2021 – 2022 Bribie Turtle Nesting Season has begun!  

The Bribie Island Turtle Trackers (BITTs) are delighted to announce that at 4:50am, Sunday 19th December 2021, our first identified nest for the Season was recorded.  
This nest was laid by a Green turtle on South Bribie Island.  The egg chamber was found and marked and the nest site will be monitored until the hatchlings emerge in approximately 8 weeks. 

The BITTs cover three sectors on South Bribie ranging from Flag 4 at the southern tip to Flag 14 at Second Lagoon – approximately 10 km.  

We haven’t seen a Green nest on South Bribie for a long time. Typically, we see Loggerheads preferring our southern dunes.  

The Sunshine Coast Turtle Carers, have already identified quite a few nests on North Bribie and we have logged reports from campers and 4WD visitors.

We look forward to lots of healthy Bribie hatchlings scurrying down our beaches to their new marine home in the coming months. 

The BITTs wish everyone a Safe, Peaceful and Joy filled Holiday Season. 

Every morning at sunrise during the turtle nesting and hatching season (November to April) the Bribie Island Turtle Trackers walk stretches of Woorim Beach to check for tracks of turtles which may have laid eggs overnight.  Then, after the approximately 8-week incubation period, they look for traces of hatchlings having made their way to the ocean. Data on the number and location of the nests, the number of eggs laid and how many hatched successfully is then reported to the QLD Dept of Environment.

Throughout the year, turtle monitors respond to calls from the public concerning stranded, sick or dead turtles.  If the turtle is still alive, they arrange for its transport to the Wildlife Hospital.  Data on all the incidents attended is reported to the Marine Strandings office at QPWS.

Articles from past issues of BIEPA NEWS: TURTLE TALK 

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P.O. Box 350
Bribie Island, Qld, 4507, Australia

Phone

07 3410 0757

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Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions and of various political persuasions, who have at least one thing in common – they care for the environment of Bribie Island and the surrounding area.

Direct Bank Deposit Details for Tax Deductible Donations:
BIEPA Inc Public Environment Fund, Bank of Queensland
BSB Number: 124 390
Account Number: 22671143

Direct Bank Deposit Details for other payments: 
Bank of Queensland, BIEPA General Account
BSB: 124 390
Account no: 22657983, with your surname as the reference.