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Mangrove Watch BMR - Annual Report 2010

Summary of Activities 2009 - 2010

Primary Goals and Objectives

MangroveWatch Burnett Mary Region (BMR) is a community environmental monitoring program designed to support, encourage, and facilitate better management of threatened tidal wetland ecosystems - as both coastal mangroves and saltmarsh.

Our goals are to:

  • Link well-informed, local community enthusiasts with expert scientists and environmental managers;
  • Raise awareness regarding key environmental issues that threaten tidal wetland areas
  • Record natural and human related changes in tidal wetland shoreline condition.

In achieving these goals, MangroveWatch provides a permanent record of coastal ecosystem condition from which to assess future environmental change. By engaging communities in tidal wetland monitoring, this program increases environmental awareness, enhances local knowledge and informs natural resource management decisions. Such a program is necessary if communities are to assess and prepare for the threat of impending sea level rise and further degradation of their valued local coastal ecosystems.

The current report documents the significant progress made within 2009 and 2010 towards achieving these goals. This success has been possible made possible by; 1) a grant received by the University of Queensland from the Australian Government Caring for Our Country program; and, 2) the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of the people and communities across the Burnett Mary region from Bundaberg to Tin Can Bay.

MangroveWatch BMR has tapped into an army of enthusiasts looking for ways to be more effective environmental advocates. These community members are willing to contribute their time and resources to the promotion of better management of threatened natural ecosystems - notably our coastal mangroves and saltmarsh.

Read the full report by downloading the following links:

Australia's Mangroves - the book

The authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants.

Author: Norm Duke, Design & Layout: Diana Kleine. To see more details of this book - click on the link below

Australia's Mangroves - the book

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure