Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare Projects

Our projects are geared to protect our environment, and the flora and fauna of our island.

Melaleuca Wetlands – our Ramsar wetlands

These Melaleuca Wetlands form part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site recognised as internationally significant under The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.

The shoreline of Norfolk Beach on Coochiemudlo Island after significant work to correct erosion on the shoreline.

Shoreline erosion

In January 2013, the island was struck by a storm surge from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. The event hit hard, wiping out almost a kilometre of Coochiemudlo’s eastern shoreline, exposing fragile ecosystems and threatening the island’s economy.

Protecting wildlife

Wildlife need their habitat to be undisturbed in order to feed and breed successfully. Our connection to Nature is strengthened by the presence of turtles, dolphins and dugong along with resident and migratory shorebirds.

Around 70 per cent of Australian households have one or more pets. On Coochiemudlo Island, there are over 180 registered dogs  With good pet management and public awareness, the needs of domestic and native animals can both be met.

A closeup shot of a turtle in distress with a strip of plastic in its mouth.

Marine Pollution

Litter is a serious pollution issue that affects our waterways, coastline and ocean impacting on wildlife and the marine environment.  Millions of tonnes of litter enter the world’s oceans each year.

Queensland has the highest amount of litter of all mainland states in Australia.