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Home» Feature Stories» 10 September 2016

Queensland: Green sea turtles thrive in Raine Island recovery project 10 Sep 2016

Photo c/o ABC News (Queensland Environment Department) ABC News reports on a project to raise the height of Raine Island, off far north Queensland, in a bid to help save the world's most important nesting site for thousands of green sea turtles.

Raine Island, about 620 kilometres north-east of Cairns and inaccessible to the public, is the nesting ground for about 60,000 green turtles every year. Researchers have been reshaping parts of the beach to protect the breeding grounds and used pool fencing to help turtles falling off sand cliffs. The so-called Raine Island Recovery Project is also making use of drone technology to facilitate survey work.

Click to read the full story as reported by ABC News on 10 September 2016. 


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