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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 16:45 Written by Mangrove Hub Monday, 13 June 2011 20:54

Changes in Snapper Creek Vegetation 2009 to 2011 & 1977 to 2004

Read more: Changes in Snapper Creek Vegetation 2009 to 2011

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:15 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:11

Impact of Urban Development on the loss of mangroves in SE Queensland

UQ student project on the impact of urban development on mangroves and mangrove habitat

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:53 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:58

Marvellous Mangroves

A fun look at mangroves from ABC TV show Catalyst 19 May 2011.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 10:42 Written by Mangrove Hub Friday, 20 May 2011 10:37

 

SAVING ACID WETLANDS

Watch the fantastic ABC Catalyst story about restoring tidal wetland at East Trinity Inlet, Cairns, from the damaging effect of Acid Sulfate Soils.

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3221659.htm

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:25 Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:32

Mangrove Mania Hits Noosa!

Twenty volunteers from the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) and scientists from The University of Queensland spent Saturday 16 April 2011 in a training day to learn the video assessment technique known as “MangroveWatch in Action”. The project involves annually monitoring the health of estuarine mangroves and saltmarsh in tidal wetlands of the Noosa River. Dr Norm Duke and PhD student Jock McKenzie provided an overview of the aims of the program and hands-on learning with the equipment required to take a continuous video recording of the estuary bank for analysis. Changes over time will provide a valuable indication of the health of the mangroves and the estuary as a whole.

NICA workshop camera training

MangroveWatch is a science/community partnership funded by the “Caring for Our Country Community Coastcare Project” an initiative of the Federal Government.

Volunteers learnt about the rich biodiversity and biomass of mangroves and that Australia has among the most extensive in the world. These highly beneficial coastal habitats are also the most pristine, but should not be taken for granted. Growing pressures of human influences, like our population shift to the SE corner of Queensland, coupled with global climate change are beginning to show. Participation by local communities is vital to watch over the valuable mangrove wetlands.

Practice with the equipment on the NICA boat will be undertaken by volunteers in the next few weeks and further training days are planned for mid-year to ensure that the material provided produces the most accurate recordings. Mapping is being undertaken to divide the river banks into manageable sections for the five teams of volunteers to record.

Testing skills learnt in Workshop in the NICA boat

A celebratory lunch was held at noon to mark the opening of the new NICA office at the Tewantin Marina where everyone agreed that the site provides a high profile location for NICA to promote its role and also boat access for the MangroveWatch and River Ranger activities. The volunteers agreed that day was very valuable and a great way to do something positive for the Noosa we all love. There is room other interested volunteers to join the program. Just ring NICA on 5449 9650 to find out more.

Carole Micallef, NICA MangroveWatch

 

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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