5 years in the making for Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland Project – time to celebrate!

 

We couldn’t have chosen any better day than World Wetlands Day (2 February) to celebrate the fifth and final year of management outcomes delivered under our long-running Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland Project.

With a beautiful location, an incredible line-up of presenters, and stakeholders from far and wide all driven by the unifying desire to protect and restore our amazing Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland – we felt very lucky to be there!

The event

The Moreton Bay Ramsar Network Forum brought together members from the community, researchers, practitioners, Traditional Owners, and state and local government representatives to celebrate the project wins and reflect on the learnings of the last five years. This landmark collaborative project has facilitated and driven invaluable work to ensure the long-term protection of the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland.

Hosted in the beautiful, brand-spanking-new Deception Bay Environmental Hub overlooking the bay, the event was a great chance to get a first-hand account from a range of amazing presenters who oversaw some of the innovative on-ground works.

The agenda was jam-packed with behind-the-scenes snapshots of the transformative local action which has delivered great results across the wetland and beyond. Topics included weed treatment and management, polymer erosion control on pineapple farms, artificial intelligence for monitoring systems, freshwater wetland habitat restoration, pioneering artificial shellfish reefs, and shorebird protection and artificial roost trials.

The forum was the perfect occasion to get our many passionate stakeholders under one roof to share their thoughts and expertise, make connections, and kickstart future opportunities to protect the iconic and much-loved Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland.

 

A little more about the project

Extending from the foreshores of Brisbane, Moreton Bay Wetland was listed as an internationally important wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 1993 for its biodiversity and ecological significance. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance is a treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

The Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland Project, funded by Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and in partnership with communities, Traditional Owners, private landowners, and governments across the region, includes a range of activities to reduce threats and restore habitat in and around the Moreton Bay Ramsar site.

Healthy Land & Water and the many collaborators who have come together as part of this project, are delivering an extensive range of initiatives under this project, including coastal habitat restoration, shellfish reef creation, erosion management, marine debris removal, and feral animal control.

Check out the full project snapshot here for more details.

Popular Stories

SEQ Rainfall and Flooding 2022 Recovery Grants - More time to apply!

Explore News
  The deadline to apply for an Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant (EDARG) has been extended to 10 March 2023!  Up to $75,000 is available for primary producers and $50,000…

Healthy Land and Water 2018: A year in review

Explore News
2018 HAS been a momentous 12 months for Healthy Land and Water; a year filled with success and progress as we continue our mission to improve and protect South East Queensland's…

New $25,000 litter program launched in Caboolture River

Explore News
A car tyre, election signs, chairs, fishing equipment, eskies and three large bags of rubbish were plucked from the Caboolture River during day one of a new waterway litter removal…

Get in touch

Healthy Land and Water is dedicated to the care of our unique and beautiful land, waterways and biodiversity.

  • Address: Level 19, 160 Ann Street Brisbane QLD 4000
  • PO Box: 13204, George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
  • Phone: (07) 3177 9100
  • Fax: (07) 3177 9190
  • Email: info@hlw.org.au

We won't ever sell or rent your information. Read our Privacy Policy.
© Healthy Land and Water 2023