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Saturday 23rd May is the day to remember our local endangered marine turtle populations that live in Moreton Bay Marine Park and those that travel down from the Great Barrier Reef to nest on our Ocean Beach dunes each year.  We also hope you will celebrate the freshwater turtles that live in our lagoons, and freshwater waterways. 
There are seven species of marine turtles in the world’s oceans.  Leatherback, Kemps Ridley, Olive Ridley, Green, Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Flatback.
Australia hosts all except the Kemps Ridley.  The Flatback is iconic to Australia.
However, all marine turtles are listed as: either threatened, endangered or critically endangered.
The Bribie Island Turtle Trackers monitor the endangered loggerhead turtle nesting season from November through April.  The information they collect is recorded on the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science research data base.

BIEPA is indebted to our First Nations peoples who continue to share their wisdom in how they have been Caring for Country – Our Special Habitat and it’s Residents – for Millennia.

National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.

Reconciliation Week May 27th to June 3rd 2020

Reconciliation Week this year is a chance to celebrate and build on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and  explore how non-Aboriginal Australians can be active in promoting reconciliation.  Here’s some things that you could do:

Benarrawa Sorry Day Ceremony:

Topic: Benarrawa Sorry Day Ceremony 2020

Time: May 26, 2020 06:30 AM Brisbane

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Meeting ID: 971 1891 8168

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Please consider giving now to support our critical re-vegetation projects and advocacy campaigns so that birds like the Swift Parrot will have habitat into the future. https://support.birdlife.org.au/donate In February 2020, BirdLife’s Woodland Birds team had the pleasure of spending some time searching for Swift Parrots with acclaimed author and long-time BirdLife supporter Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood.

Like the rest of us, she is gravely worried about our already precarious Swift Parrots. Their population numbers have plummeted from over 8,000 breeding pairs to less than 1,000 pairs. Their biggest threat is deforestation. Yet industrial logging surges on — even after the devastating loss of habitat during the summer’s bushfires. Our forests are in dire need of a break. But incredibly, in New South Wales logging is happening in bushfire ravaged areas, and in Tasmania we could see previously protected forests opened up for logging if the state Parliament agrees.

This year is a very important one for Australian nature. For the first time in ten years, National Environment Laws are being reviewed —and BirdLife will be on the frontline, calling for urgent action. We’re giving threatened birds a voice, and we need you by our side. BirdLife Australia is dedicated to fighting for stronger nature laws, and with the review this year, our Campaigns team will be fighting harder than ever to make sure our most vulnerable birds are looked after. Will you help fund our campaigns work at this critical time? https://support.birdlife.org.au/donate

From; Birdlife, Australia