July 24, 2017

New Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles

Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia

In case you missed it, there is a new Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles 2017 , published on the Commonwealth Government’s website.

The 2017 – 2027 Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia identifies actions that are required to recover the seven species of marine turtle found in Australian waters.

Among these species, the endangered Loggerhead Turtle nesting habitat between Double Island Point and Pumicestone Passage has been identified as critical to the survival of this species. This is an important listing for our local beaches and recognises the great work that all the volunteers do in collecting scientific data on marine turtles along our Sunshine Coast coastline. This plan recognises the importance of our beaches as nesting grounds for the Loggerhead Turtle.

Article written by Erin Horkings
Coolum and North Shore Coast Care is a not for profit Association formed to protect the coastal environment and its flora and fauna, and to maintain the natural state of this gorgeous part of the world we are lucky to live in.

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