This joint event will be undertaken by KAI and MBKR at the Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) at 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary.

Vanda Grabowski, President, Koala Action Inc. (KAI) will provide a general koala education and awareness presentation which will be followed by a presentation given by Lindsay Wickson from Endeavour Veterinary Ecology on the koalas at the Amcor Petrie Mill Redevelopment site.

To conclude the day, Anika Lehmann, President, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc. (MBKR) will provide an overview about what is involved in becoming a rescuer or transporter of sick, injured and orphaned koalas.

This will be followed by Dr Tania Bishop, Veterinarian, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will provide an overview of the types of injuries and illnesses coming into the wildlife hospital and the rehabilitation process.

Dave Norman, Mango Hill, North Lakes Environment Group will be singing some of his wildlife-related songs during the breaks between the speakers.

Presentations will take an hour each including question time with a 30 min refreshment break between each speaker. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be supplied.

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Please email Vanda on [email protected] or [email protected] to confirm your booking or ring her on 0407 101 837.


With thanks Vanda (aka Wanda) Grabowski


President/Secretary, Koala Action Inc.

Representative, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc.

Save the Dugongs

P.S. Help us create one of the world’s biggest dugong havens right here in Australia. Please give now to ensure we have the funds ready to buy this net, so we can take it out of the water as soon as possible!FOLLOW US
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You can help protect them by supporting WWF-Australia to buy and remove the last full-time commercial gill net on the northern Great Barrier Reef!
This is big news. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the prospect of removing the last remaining full-time commercial gill net from Princess Charlotte Bay in the northern Great Barrier Reef. Opportunities like this, that will immediately save the lives of thousands of vulnerable sea creatures, just don’t come around very often.We’re currently deep in negotiations to buy this net. But first we need to raise the funds, so we can actually pay up once the final price has been agreed upon.

It’s a bold move. And we’re relying on your help to see it through.

Please, can you donate today to help buy this deadly net, and save the many dugongs, turtles and sharks that get entangled each year?

The northern Reef is home to one of the world’s biggest populations of dugongs, as well as other vulnerable marine life. But nets such as these pose a massive threat to their survival.

Gill nets hang like curtains in the sea and are designed to trap fish, however, there’s no safeguarding other sea creatures from becoming entangled. And once trapped, air-breathing animals can drown within minutes.

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The northern Reef should be a haven for the 6,500 dugongs that call it home, but the threat of net entanglement and drowning is growing as the area becomes more accessible to commercial gill net fishing.

We can’t just stand by and let this continue. That’s why, as well as helping to buy the net, your donation will also support our work towards a ‘Net-Free North’ – the creation of a net-free zone stretching from Cape Flattery to the Torres Strait. It will mean protection from commercial gillnetting for the long-term, and will create a dugong refuge larger than Tasmania!

Here’s a rough map to show you how large this area is. Imagine how much of an impact your donation could have for the incredible marine life in these waters.


Once the price is agreed, which we hope is very soon, we’ll only have a very short time to pay up. That’s why your support is so urgently needed today.

Please give what you can to remove this net, and help create one of the world’s biggest dugong havens on our northern Great Barrier Reef.

We know when we all pull together we can have a tremendous impact. Back in 2016, supporters like you helped us buy two fishing licences, saving up to 20,000 sharks a year. It was such an incredible result. If WWF supporters can all chip in again, we can do even more to protect an amazing eco-system and the wonderful wildlife that call it home.

Let’s buy this net and create a Net-Free North.

Thank you in advance.
Dermot O’Gorman
CEO, WWF-Australia
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Monday 26/03/18

Topic: Climate Solutions

Guest Speaker: Brad Schultz, Senior Energy Specialist and Energy Advisor to BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS

How fortunate are we?? Our Guest Speaker organiser, John Oxenford, has enticed Brad Schultz, Senior Energy Specialist and Energy Advisor to BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS to come to Bribie Island.

BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS is a volunteer-led climate solutions think tank. BZE ranks as one of the top international think tanks.
The BZE community of volunteers is made up of technology experts, scientists, researchers, communicators and concerned citizens who freely give their time and expertise so that a safe climate can be secured for all.

See attached poster for more information.

Download the Poster – March 2018

Dear BIEPA Members and Affiliates

We are mourning the death of our dear friend and fellow environmentalist, John Ward from the Wallum Action Group.

Attached is BIEPA’s salute to John.


BIEPA Management Committee

John Ward _ Salute

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Monday 26/02/18

Topic: Coral Reefs

Guest Speaker: Linda Klein, Coral Watch Programme, University of Queensland

Download the February POSTER