Brampton Island is located at the southern end of the Whitsundays Island chain in Queensland, approximately 32km from Mackay. The Brampton Islands National Park and surrounding reefs support a vast diversity of wildlife with frequent sightings ranging from Green Sea Turtles to Koalas in the Gum Trees. During the dry season thousands of Blue Tiger Butterflies can be found congregating in the island’s Hoop Pines, and must be seen to be believed.
The Great Barrier Reef has long been regarded as a pristine marine park, but numerous issues are threatening the overall health of the reef and many of the islands found throughout.
Wild Mob and Reef Catchments have been working in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate the island’s endangered coastal scrub and monitor the reefs. The terrestrial ecosystems are plagued by introduced flora species. Together we aim to remove the invasive species and allow native flora to once again thrive, re-establishing habitat and food sources for native fauna. Read more: http://www.wildmob.org/projects/brampton-island-conservation