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.

Dear BIEPA Members, Friends and Affiliates

We are sad we can’t have a gathering at Buckleys Hole or the Kakadu Beach bird hide to celebrate the migratory birds that come all that way to visit us each year.

So, we are sending you a poster to remind you.  It has a link to a wonderful 10-minute video of Migratory Birds that visit Moreton Bay.  Enjoy.
Happy Days.
from your BIEPA Management Committee
Download the Poster:
photography competition
How are you finding home isolation? I hope you’re going ok. I know days can all seem the same right now, but it’s encouraging to know we still have people doing the right thing and the fight for conservation is as strong as ever. I hope you are managing to get through these challenging times with some interesting activities.

One such activity to consider taking part in is our photography competition Queensland’s Natural Wonders Photography Awards. We have received some pretty amazing images already and appreciate the time, support and consideration everyone has put into submitting an entry.

I’m just reminding you there’s still time to submit your entry and vie for some fantastic prizes. 

These are –

  • Two night’s accommodation at a Portobello by the Sea apartment in Dicky Beach (conditions apply) – Winner of the Native Plants and Wildlife category
  • Two night’s accommodation at ‘Booangun’ Point Lookout (conditions apply) – Winner of the Land and Seascapes category
  • Three CameraPro vouchers –
    • $150 voucher – Winner of Smartphone category
    • $150 voucher – Winner of the People’s Choice award
    • $100 voucher – Winner of the Junior Wonder’s category
  • And every entry will be in the running for a special prize

The competition closes on Friday 15th May with judging to commence after. The winners will be announced on World Environment Day, 5th June, with an online event – something different but exciting.

Get your entries in now! I look forward to seeing your images.

Take care and stay safe,

Louise Matthiesson



Dear BIEPA Members, Friends, and Affiliates

Please find attached:
(1) a Poster with information about the date change for BIEPA’s 2020 AGM.
(2)  a 2020-2021 BIEPA Membership Renewal Form. NB: If you have paid a Membership fee this year (as of 1st January 2020) then you are exempted from Renewing your Membership until the 2021-2022 Renewal date.
(3)  an Application Form for BIEPA Membership if you are not yet a BIEPA Member and wish to join.
After a number of online meetings and emails, the BIEPA Management Committee has made the decision to defer the BIEPA 2020 AGM until 22nd June 2020.
We recognise that the present meeting restrictions may not change and continued implementation of social distancing may need the AGM decision to be revisited.   In the meantime, the Management Committee will be exploring different means for holding the BIEPA 2020 AGM.  We will continue to keep you posted on what is happening.
Many thanks for your support and patience during this time.
Stay safe.
Diane, Kathleen, Jenny, Lia and Roger.
BIEPA Management Committee