The Lifeline for Moreton Bay Project is an alliance formed by the Australian Marine Conservation Society to work with Healthy Waterways, Reef Check, University of Queensland and Wild Mob. Read more about our project partners below:
Australian Marine Conservation Society
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia’s only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting our ocean wildlife. We work tirelessly to recover threatened species, make fisheries sustainable and create marine sanctuaries. Our strong track record includes preventing oil drilling on the Great Barrier Reef, producing Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide and stopping legalized live shark finning at sea. We are an independent charity staffed by professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for over forty years. Visit the AMCS website here www.marineconservation.org.au
Healthy Waterways is a non government, not-for-profit organisation working to protect and improve waterway health in South East Queensland.
We facilitate careful planning and coordinated efforts among a network of members from government, industry, research and the community to achieve our shared vision for healthy waterways.
For more information, please visit www.healthywaterways.org
Reef Check Australia is an award-winning conservation charity engaging the Australian community in reef monitoring, management and conservation. We believe in protecting reefs and oceans by empowering people. Our teams of trained volunteer divers are part of a worldwide network that regularly monitors and reports on reef health in more than 90 countries using the standardised Reef Check scientific survey method. Our program helps to monitor reefs for improved management and awareness on a local scale and compare reef health trends on a global scale. Reef Check volunteers have been monitoring the Great Barrier Reef since 2001 and extended to monitor rocky reefs in South East Queensland in 2007. Visit Reef Check Australia's website here http://www.reefcheckaustralia.org/
University of Queensland
The Federal Government’s 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia survey confirmed The University of Queensland as one of the nation’s top two universities, measured on a combination of research quality and breadth.
Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS) is located in the township of Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, and is a valuable field base for course work and research within Moreton Bay. Accessible through MBRS are the diverse marine systems of Queensland, which include coral reefs, rocky shores, mudflats, beaches, salt-marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. The rich life that abounds in the region includes a multitude of invertebrates and fishes, marine turtles, dolphins, dugong and whales. Our main clients include researchers, scientific conference delegates, plus University and senior high school education groups. Visit UQ's Moreton Bay Research Station website here http://www.uq.edu.au/moreton-bay-research-station/
Wild Mob is a non-political not-for-profit providing individuals, school groups and university students the opportunity to participate in hands-on conservation work and environmental education while experiencing some of Australia's most iconic wilderness destinations.
Volunteers develop skills in threatened species and ecosystem management, teamwork and leadership, as they learn about the history and cultural heritage of the local environment. In addition, participants also have plenty of free time to go snorkelling with our marine biologist, hiking with a botanist or simply relax and enjoy the unique surroundings. Visit Wild Mob's website here http://www.wildmob.org/