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Diary for FIDO Fraser Island Bush Regeneration and Monitoring 15-21 September 2103
The group logged up an aggregate of 225 voluntary hour of work made up of : (more…)
Signage goes digital!
FINIA has led a number of communication initiatives over the years – starting with our Weed Information Shelters at Happy Valley and Eurong and the notice board at Orchid Beach. These were designed to provide a community space as well as information about some of the worst weed threats and our efforts to control them. (more…)
Fraser Island Gallery
Fraser Island lies just off the east coast of Australia. At 122 km long, it is the largest sand island in the world. Majestic remnants of tall rainforest growing on sand and half the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes are found inland from the beach. The combination of shifting sand-dunes, tropical rainforests and lakes makes it an exceptional site.
From the UNESCO World Heritage site
Turtle Nest Relocation – Sandy Cape
Turtle nest relocation gallery.
Loggerhead nests are relocated into 4 “dingo proof” hatching pens that are situated back from possible erosion.
Between 60 and 100 nests are relocated each year, which translates to between 6000 and 7000 eggs which dingoes and sea erosion cannot destroy.
Bush Regeneration Trip Gallery March 2013
Another FIDO organized bush regeneration trip to Eurong 10th to 16th March enabled great progress to be made in advancing the natural integrity of Eurong, Fraser Island’s most visiteds its outside of Kingfisher.
Monitoring Boorangoora Beach
At the end of November 2012 the Fraser Island Defenders Organization installed monitoring poles in ten locations to measure the depth and rate of sediment accumulation, mainly as a result of road run-off. (more…)