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Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Help save the turtles, one memory at a time. Turtle research and conservation is paramount in saving these peaceful ancient creatures. Funds from ticket sales of the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter go straight back to Mon Repos Conservation Park. Visitors can witness conservation first-hand with nest locations being measured, noted and recorded. In some cases, our mother turtles lay below the hightide line and visitors may be asked to help relocate the eggs to a higher mark so that they are not washed away. The turtles and eggs also face many other dangers such as foxes, extreme temperatures and human disturbances. To help prevent these from occurring the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service run a fox control program, have constructed shaded hatcheries which eggs are relocated into, and the beach is closed to public access at night during the season.

The artificial light glow from coastal areas affects the hatchlings navigation to find the sea so locals keep beaches dark by dimming business signage, keeping blinds closed, and switching off unnecessary lights. You too can be a part of the Low Glow campaign during your time in Bundaberg. This initiative has significantly improved the hatchlings chances to reach the water but plastic bags, straws, rubbish, fishing nets, boats and many more factors still play a damaging role in diminishing survival rates of our turtles. Be a part of our eco-campaign by being cautious of your environmental actions in and around the Bundaberg Region.

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