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Marine Wildlife Conservation Project launched

12 April 2012

Wild Mob is a not-for-profit, non-political organisation providing volunteers the opportunity to learn and work on meaningful environmental projects in remote and iconic Australian destinations.

As a key partner in the ‘Lifeline for Moreton Bay’ initiative, Wild Mob has established a brand new 4-day education and conservation pilot program: Moreton Bay Marine Wildlife Conservation Project.

This new project will enable interested school groups and university students to live on North Stradbroke Island for four days at Moreton Bay Research Station and volunteer their time to achieve;

  • On-ground conservation action in Moreton Bay – through dedicated land and boat based marine debris clean ups.
  • Develop scientific understanding - all surveys will be standardised marine debris surveys that will contribute to the University of Queensland’s research projects and the National Marine Debris Database.
  • Increased education and capacity - all individuals and groups will come away equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help protect Moreton Bay and its marine wildlife for future generations.

It's not all hard work and no play - this program also aims to be balanced with fun activities including hiking, swimming, learning about the local cultural heritage of area and simply enjoying the unique surroundings of the bay itself.

On our first project this week (12 - 15 April 2012) we are joined by group of international and Australian students from Griffith University, all up for the challenge to take on one of the biggest threats to marine wildlife - marine debris.

If you are a teacher or student interested joining one of these courses please visit the Wild Mob website here for more information. The trips can run all year round, with the next scheduled trip June 29 -2 July.

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