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.
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.
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.
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.